A Familiar Face Takes the Oscar Stage with Common and Andra Day

By Evan Henerson

The just-concluded Oscars ceremony had its share of powerful moments, as well as more than a few boring ones. A pretty cool sequence came courtesy of the performance “Stand up for Something” from the film “Marshall” which was performed by Common and Andra Day and featured a stage packed with 10 activists, each of whom had been personally contacted by Common or Day and invited to appear.

According to "Variety," the two artists “came up with the idea to use spotlights on stage as a visual element and to literally highlight those on the ground doing the daily work of changing the world.”

Among those 10 was a familiar face to the world of labor: none other than United Farm Workers of America co-founder Dolores Huerta.

Labor 411 Oscars Special - Make it a Union Movie Night

By Oren Peleg

The time has come for Labor 411’s 6th Annual Oscars Special, celebrating another awards season in an industry that is top-to-bottom unionized. Following last year’s trend, we’ve put together another list of union-made consumer products and paired each with its most fitting Best Picture nominee. Enjoy!

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