Today’s labor quote: Mike Quill
“The judge can drop dead in his black robes, and we would not call off the strike. Personally, I don’t care if I rot in jail!”
Legendary Transport Workers Union leader Mike Quill and other TWU leaders were jailed on this date in 1966 for violating anti-strike court injunction in 4-day-old New York City transit walkout involving 35,000 members. A settlement was reached Jan. 13.
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