The folks who brought you the weekend and holidays also provide many of the items you’ll need this Memorial Day, from hot dogs to ice cream, beverages and yes, even sunscreen.
Check out labor411.org or better yet, get their cool app – also Labor411 – for tons of great union-made products.
Not only are these items essential for any barbecue, they’re all made by ethical companies who give their workers a voice on the job. Enjoy the holiday and let’s all grill our way to a stronger America!
On today’s labor calendar: check out the DONTMUTEDC Rally/Go-Go to Save UMC tonight at 6 in the UMC parking lot at 1310 Southern Ave SE;
Complete details at dclabor.org; click on Calendar.
In today’s labor history, on this date in 1995, some 2,300 members of the United Rubber Workers, on strike for 10 months against five Bridgestone-Firestone plants, agreed to return to work without a contract. They had been fighting demands for 12-hour shifts and wage increases tied to productivity gains.
Today’s labor quote is by Philip Murray, born in Scotland on May 25, 1886. Murray emigrated to the United States, where he became the founder and first president of the United Steelworkers of America, and head of the Congress of Industrial Organizations from 1940 until his death in 1952.
Philip Murray, who said:
“Unions were created to make living conditions just a little better than they were before they were created, and the union that does not manifest that kind of interest in human beings cannot endure, it cannot live.”
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