“Our families, friends and fellow citizens rely on the care we provide here. Their overwhelming love and support remind me of why we’re doing this. They gave us strength. I’m so grateful this victory will allow us to be better advocates for our community.”
Drummond is a trauma care unit RN at Mission Hospital in Asheville, North Carolina, where nurses just voted in a union.
“Join the union, girls, and together say Equal Pay for Equal Work.”
At a New York convention of the National Labor Congress on this date in 1868, Anthony called for the formation of a Working Women's Association. As a delegate to the Congress, she persuaded the committee on female labor to call for votes for women and equal pay for equal work. But male delegates deleted the reference to the vote.
"There's no evil that's inflicted more pain and more suffering than racism - and it's something that we in the Labor Movement have a special responsibility to challenge. It's our special responsibility because we know, better than anyone else, how racism is used to divide working people. We've seen how companies set worker against worker - how they throw whites a few extra crumbs off the table - and how it's black and Latino workers who get the dirtiest, most dangerous jobs. But we've seen something else too. We've seen that when we cross that color line and stand together no one can keep us down."
Richard Trumka was elected president of the AFL-CIO at the federation’s convention in Pittsburgh on this date in 2009.