News: Months of negotiations yielded a tentative agreement for workers at Shoppers Food & Pharmacy last Wednesday...Gloria Minott will host a special show on longtime local labor and community activist Roger Newell today starting at 11 a.m. on WPFW...Today at 5 pm you can support striking Fairpoint workers at a rally at the JW Marriott at 14th and Pennsylvania...Today’s labor history: On this date in 1875, led by Samuel Gompers, who would later found the American Federation of Labor, Cigarmakers International Union Local 144 was chartered in New York City...Today’s labor quote by Sam Gompers: “We are powerless in an isolated condition, while the capitalists are united..."
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