Union Train

Union Train is a musical play by Joan McGann Morris (music by Ken Morris) that is based on oral histories of Chicago trade union women collected by the WLHP oral history project. The play presents the 1997 Teamster’s union UPS strike and the story of Vicky Starr, lifelong labor activist. It was performed at the Gala on March 25, 1999, at Roosevelt University.  Professor Patricia Simpson spoke and Karen Asuncion (International Association of Machinists) received the Mother Jones Award. The play was later performed  at the Bucktown Arts Festival on August 27, 2000.

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