September 28, 2016
By WNYLaborToday.com Editor-Publisher Tom Campbell
Buffalo, NY – On Wednesday evening (September 28th) at 7:30 p.m., Musician Randy Noojin will take the stage in Buffalo to give a look-alike performance of the late American Folk Singer Pete Seeger, and play many of his songs that have become synonymous with the Civil Rights and Labor Movements, as well as with social activism, in this country.
Sponsored by the Western New York AFL-CIO Area Labor Federation (WNYALF), WNYALF President Richard Lipsitz tells WNYLaborToday.com the concert is part of the mission the WNYALF has set for itself when it comes to sponsoring and providing an array of cultural offerings across Western New York – where its five individual Labor Councils in Buffalo, Niagara-Orleans, Dunkirk, Jamestown and Cattaraugus-Allegany combine to represent just under 150,000 Unionized Workers.
“We had an event about two years ago (featuring the life and songs of the legendary Woody Guthrie) and were ‘so impressed’ that we continued to work with Robert McLennan (who serves as Business Manager of Office & Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU) Local 153 in Buffalo and as President of the Board of Directors at the Sportsmen’s music venue) to continue this as ‘part’ of our cultural work support – which ‘is something we as Labor also do,’” Lipsitz told Your On-Line Labor Newspaper. “In fact, this was a ‘no brainer’ for us and we’re ‘encouraging’ our affiliated Member Unions, their Leadership and Members to attend. This performance is very ‘pro’ Worker and ‘pro’ Union – and it’s ‘very important’ that we, as the Area Labor Federation, support our local cultural institutions too.”
McLennan told WNYLaborToday.com that the extremely positive response from Labor with the Woody Guthrie event, which also featured Noojin playing the role the American Folk Hero and Legend – who frequently performed with the slogan: this machine kills fascists displayed on his guitar, that the Sportsmen’s got him booked again as Seeger (Pictured Below as Seeger/Courtesy of the Sportsmen’s and Robert McLennan). To read more click on the following link