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Submit your entries for this year’s MayWorks Video Contest

UPDATE — The deadline for entries has been extended to Monday, May 23!

mayworks-video-contest2(March 15, 2016) — This year, the MayWorks Committee of the Washington State Labor Council presents the 5th annual WSLC Video Contest. Submit your 3- to 5-minute film with the theme of “Hold the Fort,” documenting how people are trying to improve their work lives and the lives of others, for your chance to win cash prizes and have it showcased at the MayWorks events. Download this flier for details.

Historically, the labor movement has been a driving force in the production of arts and culture. Union members have used music and art to affirm the work they do on the job, at home, in their communities, and in their unions. MayWorks is a monthlong celebration of that culture and the art of workers.

The deadline to submit entries is Monday, May 16 May 23. Send them electronically to the WSLC c/o Willa Hockley-Smith, 321 16th Ave. South, Seattle, WA, 98144. Email her or call 206-281-8901 for more information.

Here are the award-winning videos from 2015:

FIRST PLACE — This short documentary made by the children of migrant workers in Mt. Vernon about their experiences.


SECOND PLACE — This film about what may have been Joe Hill’s hideout in Canada.


THIRD PLACE (not embedded here) — This video posted at Dropbox about the Puget Sound Labor Agency’s food bank.


HONORABLE MENTION — This video made by the Washington Fair Trade Coalition about urging the state’s congressional delegation to vote afainst Fast Track trade promotion authority.


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FIND OUT HOW TO JOIN TOGETHER with your co-workers to negotiate for better wages, benefits, and a voice at work. Or go ahead and contact a union organizer today!