LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--More than 20 Southern California labor organizations will gather on Monday, September 7 to celebrate and commemorate both the history and future of Labor Day at Working Californians’ Fourth Annual Nightshift concert. This annual event not only benefits working men, women and their families, but also recognizes labor victories made this past year throughout Los Angeles and Southern California.
This year’s festival once again features a superstar line-up that includes the Godfather of Funk and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame legend George Clinton Parliament Funkadelic, Grammy-nominated jazz singer and percussionist Sheila E., Jamaican reggae act The Wailers, who, along with Bob Marley have sold over 250 million albums worldwide, and the James Andrews New Orleans All Star Band featuring Deacon John, Cyril Neville, Leo Nocentelli of the Meters, Rockin Doopsie and Stephanie Jordan.
Performances will celebrate workers, union organizations, and responsible employers who ensure employees continue to thrive in the workplace. Patriotic fans and concert goers will have an exclusive intimate opportunity to listen to their favorite jazz and rock and roll artists play back-to-back while supporting Working Californians’ nonprofit, which fosters social innovation and invests in improving low-income communities. Earlier this year, Working Californians’ Annual Social Innovation Summit gave away over $25,000 to Los Angeles entrepreneurs in addition to offering business classes to community members.
“We strive to make the annual Labor Day concert more exceptional every year and once again we are honored to be hosting and supporting California’s working community,” said Marvin Kropke, Co-Chair of Working Californians. “There is no better arena than Exposition Park to salute working families and we are overwhelmed by the talented artists who are joining us here supporting this cause and enriching the lives of working men and women everywhere.”
“It’s important to remember that today marks recognition for the workers that are the foundation of this city,” said Brian D’Arcy, Co-Chair of Working Californians. “Each year we come out here to celebrate we are hoping to further strengthen and build on that foundation. If we continue to invest in workers and take these steps together, the pathways we can help create for working families are endless.”
Working Californians’ Nightshift concert has gained broad support among dozens of local and city-wide validators including Pipe Trades Council, DC 16; NECA; Amalgamated Transit Union, Local 1277; IBEW, Local 18; IBEW, Local 11; Los Angeles Federation of Labor; Teamsters, Local 396; Miguel Contreras Foundation; SEIU, Local 6434; IATSE; UFCW, Local 770; Engineers & Architects Union; SEIU UHW, West; Entertainment Union Coalition; LA City Firefighters; IBEW, Local 45; Designers Guild; Painters, DC 36; and Teamsters California.
Past concerts featured Eric Benet, Irvin Mayfield Quintet, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Tom Morello, Aaron Neville and Lucinda Williams, and were tremendously successful in promoting workers rights and delivering significant resources to worthy programs.
About Working Californians
Working Californians (WCA) is a not-for-proﬁt research and advocacy organization made up of a diverse coalition of labor groups, community leaders and policy makers. WCA aims to rebuild the connections, shared interests and partnerships between working people and the business world to collectively identify innovative solutions that go beyond the bottom line. This is accomplished through WCA’s focus on social innovation and entrepreneurship, economic recovery, low-income housing and cultural engagement. Through its work, WCA inspires innovation, smart policy changes and lasting economic growth for working families in the region.