|IBEW Journal, November 1983, pp32 --|
September 5 served a tri-part service for the labor movement in Seattle when Labor Day, Solidarity Day III, and the beginning of Union Card and Label Week (declared by Mayor Royer) were celebrated at a gala picnic at Woodland Park. Hundreds of union members attended the affair and enjoyed the hot dogs, ice cream, and soft drink menu as well as the music, speakers, and a theatrical production by the Labor Theatre actors.
Lynette Jackson, business representative for Local 77 and president of the Seattle Chapter of the A. Philip Randolph Institute, addressed this large gathering on the theme of women and minorities in the labor movement.
Ross Reider of the Washington State Labor Council staff acted as emcee for the day's program and introduced the many dignitaries who spoke to the crowd.
The highlight of the day's musical presentation was Danny Boothby, a four-year-old lad who sang improvised words about labor to the tune of the "Union Maid" theme song and captured the hearts of all who were in range of his voice. Danny's father is business representative for Local 8 of the Hotel and Restaurant Employees Union.
Note: Daniel Josiah Boothby showed an interest in music very early in life. This was his "stage debut."
For more about him, you can go to his homepage
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