That’s the excellent question Washington Post columnist Joe Davidson asked in his September 19 column headlined "Induction of union-busting Reagan into Labor’s Hall of Honor shocks union," referencing AFGE 12's letter to Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta urging him to reconsider adding Reagan to the Hall of Honor (reported previously here on Union City Radio).
Here’s today's labor history:
On this date in 1891, two African-American sharecroppers were killed during an ultimately unsuccessful cotton-pickers’ strike in Lee County, Arkansas. By the time the strike had been suppressed, 15 African-Americans had died and another six had been imprisoned. A white plantation manager was killed as well.
Today’s labor quote is by Joe Davidson, the Washington Post columnist who wrote:
"Bayard Rustin, Dolores Huerta, the pioneers of the farmworker movement and the workers of the Memphis sanitation strike also are on the (Labor Hall of Honor) list of labor heroes and heroines. As a labor leader, Reagan was not in their league."
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