The Workmen’s Circle Honors American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten at Annual Winter Benefit on November 30
(New York, N.Y.) – The Workmen’s Circle honored its historic partnership with the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) and its President, Randi Weingarten, at its Annual Winter Benefit on Thursday, November 30, seizing the occasion to urge guests to redouble their efforts to work toward economic and social justice. The benefit, held at Helen Mills Event Space and Theater in midtown, drew more than 130 attendees, including supporters, friends, and union members. Flanked by courses of appetizers and dessert, a brief program illustrated the Workmen’s Circle’s longstanding commitment to seek a better and more beautiful world for all – and to resist efforts that divide instead of unite. “Our progressive movement this past year has placed great demands on us all,” said Ann Toback, Executive Director of the Workmen’s Circle. “We have been forced into the position of fighting off a barrage of attacks on workers’ protections, civil liberties, immigrant rights, healthcare reform, taxation, and the list goes on.