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Happy Solidarity for beginners
about giving a union friendly baby bib for the Holidays?
Start the kid
off right even if she or he cant read yetparents will love it. And
maybe by the time the child can read or be read to, you can give a T-shirt or
a book like Si Se Puede about a son helping his mother on strike.
All of these are available at www.northlandposter.com,
Speaking of books, Union Communication Services
offers Our Community of Workers Coloring Book, Harvesting Hope:
the Story of Cesar Chavez and Martin Luther King Jr. and the March
on Washington, as well as the always popular Click, Clack, Moo: Cows
That Type, a delightful child-rens book with a union message from
cows threatening to go on strike for better working conditions on the farm. Go
to UCS books for these at www.unionist.com
or call 800-321-2545. And the AFL-CIO Union Shop has Click, Clack Moo
as a feature length DVD or VHS at www.aflcio.org
For more farmyard worker solidarity messages also try
the ever popular Chicken Run, a hilarious animated story of organizing
in the henhouse. For those more into the big city you might try my favorite Newsies,
a full length Disney musical about child laborers organizing to form a union of
newsboys in turn of the century New York City. For media that tickle the young
unionists ear try Ella Jenkins and a Union of Friends Pulling Together CD
or tape. Or consider De Colores and Other Latin-American Folk Songs for
Children songbook and CD. Available at www.laborheritage.org,
Whatever your tastes, youre sure to find a wonderful
holiday gift to start young children off with a message of solidarity for the
holidays. All these sites also have wonderful gifts for older children and teens,
as well as adults, of course. And many of the childrens books, videos and
audios are great for all ages. All and more from the above are available for loan
at the DC 37 Ed Fund in Library Room 211 at the union hall.
great Season of Solidarity greeting cards, call 202-320-5588 or go
These cards are designed by Ricardo Levins Morales, who creates many of the beautiful
posters offered by Northland Poster. The proceeds from these cards will go to
the struggling Iraq union movement.
And to start the New Year off
right, theres the Industrial Workers of the World 2007 Calendar, which has
some of the best labor history text and pictures to think about the past while
planning our future (www.iww.org).
37 Education Fund Library