EVENT I

Unionism In America

June 6, 2020 at 8:00pm EST

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The labor movement has all but had its death knell in America over the last thirty years. It's not a coincidence that with the dissolving of unions, the middle-class has shrunk as the average American worker take home pay and benefits diminishes.

On June 6 at 8:00pm EST, PICplays presents three extraordinary short plays via Zoom that explore the contemporary issue of Unionism In America. From Amazon employees preparing the dangerous tactic of a sit-down strike, to board members of a corporation conspiring to break the backs of its labor force through intimidation, racism and exportation, to ending on the hypocrisy of an individual, who talks a good game, but when it comes down to it--won't support her fellow workers.

GUEST SPEAKER

Erik Loomis, Ph.D

The evening will end with a lecture and Q&A by acclaimed labor historian Erik Loomis, Ph.D, author of A History of America in 10 Strikes (The New Press)

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The Plays

Written by Casey J. Adler

Directed by Victoria Nilsson

Written by Caleb John Cushing

Directed by Richard Israel

Written by Oren Peleg

Directed by Joshua Ster