EVENT I

Unionism In America

June 6, 2020 at 8:00pm EST

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)

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