The 16th annual Shoot for a Cure – hosted by UFCW Locals 27 & 400 and sponsored by OPEIU 277/American Income – is set for Wednesday, June 8, at The Point at Pintail in Queenstown, MD. The event, which includes 100 Fun Targets, Individual Buckles, Team Plaques, Shooting Games, BBQ and a raffle, raises funds – this year’s goal is $70,000 -- for The March of Dimes to end birth defects and other childhood afflictions. Click here to download a registration flyer. More info: [email protected]
Renne, UFCW Local 1994 President, called former Montgomery County Executive Sidney Kramer (who died Sunday at 96; at right in photo, with Renne):
“A fierce advocate on behalf of all working people in Montgomery County.”
This week’s Labor History Today podcast: Blood, guts, and organizing; Last week's show: The Haymarket Martyrs Monument: Past, Present, Future.
The Railway Labor Act took effect today. It was the first federal legislation protecting workers’ rights to form unions - 1926
9,000 rubber workers strike in Akron, Ohio - 1933
Italian activists and anarchists Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti, widely believed to have been framed for murder, go on trial today. They eventually are executed as part of a government campaign against dissidents – 1921
The “Little Wagner Act” is signed in Hawaii, guaranteeing pineapple and sugar workers the right to bargain collectively. After negotiations failed a successful 79-day strike shut down 33 of the territory’s 34 plantations and brought higher wages and a 40-hour week - 1945
Nearly 100,000 unionized SBC Communications Inc. workers begin a four-day strike to protest the local phone giant’s latest contract offer - 2004
Photo copyright © 2004 Debra Reid, The Daily Sparks Tribune via U-News.
Eugene V. Debs imprisoned in Woodstock, Ill. for role in Pullman strike - 1895
While white locomotive firemen on the Georgia Railroad strike, blacks who are hired as replacements are whipped and stoned -- not by the union men, but by white citizens outraged that blacks are being hired over whites. The Engineers union threatens to stop work because their members are being affected by the violence - 1909
U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson announces the goals of his Great Society social reforms: to bring “an end to poverty and racial injustice” in America - 1964
- David Prosten
In the wake of last Saturday’s racist attack in Buffalo, the upcoming June 18 Mass Poor People’s & Low-Wage Workers’ Assembly & Moral March on Washington is taking on a new urgency. Organized by the Poor People’s Campaign, the event is intended to be “a generationally-transformative declaration of the power of poor and low-wealth people and our moral allies to say that this system is killing ALL of us and we can’t…we won’t…we refuse to be silent anymore.” The AFL-CIO and the Metro Washington Labor Council, which are supporting the Assembly and March, are urging the local labor movement to turn out in support; click here now to RSVP (as either a union or individual). “We Assemble and March on June 18, 2022 because any nation that ignores nearly half of its citizens is in a moral, economic and political crisis,” says the PPC.
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