IBEW Tour benefits CSA Emergency Fund

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

IBEW Tour benefits CSA Emergency Fund(Metropolitan Washington Council, AFL-CIO)Last chance to sign up for the IBEW Museum Tour tonight at 5:30p (update: tour canceled; stay tuned for updates on when it'll be rescheduled), which offers a very special 1-hour guided tour of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) museum in downtown DC and benefits the Metro Council’s Community Services Agency’s Emergency Assistance Fund. This is a unique chance to tour the IBEW museum – usually only open to IBEW members – and trace the fascinating development of the electrical industry over the last century through displays of equipment used by union members going back to the 1890’s, including a collection of lightbulbs spanning more than a century. The brief tour will be led by IBEW Museum Curator Curtis Bateman. The $15/person; $25/couple cost goes directly to CSA’s Emergency Assistance Fund to assist area union members in need; payment (cash or check) collected at door; Click here to RSVP. NOTE: attendees at both tours will each receive a pair of free passes to the DC Labor FilmFest!
Coming Up: Free Tour of Ben Shahn WPA Murals (Thursday, 12 noon; 30-minute tour)
Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see historic murals from the New Deal era, including Ben Shahn’s stunning “The Meaning of Social Security.” Free but click here to RSVP; VOA, 330 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 
- Bateman (left) shows Ann Hoffman (NWU) old IBEW dues ledgers during a 2012 tour; photo by Chris Garlock  


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