On today’s labor calendar, today is AFL-CIO Day at the Maryland State Fair, from 10am until 10pm. And at 1:15pm this afternoon, there’s a Reynolds American petition delivery, when youth members of Farm Labor Organizing Committee will deliver over 20,000 petitions to Reynolds' Washington office, calling on the tobacco company to sign an agreement to improve conditions for tobacco farmworkers across the Southeast.
Go to dclabor.org and click on calendar for complete details.
Here’s today’s labor history:
On this date in 1963, the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom—where Martin Luther King Jr. gave his famous "I Have A Dream" speech —was held in Washington, D.C., with 250,000 participating. The AFL-CIO did not endorse the march, but several affiliated unions did.
Today’s labor quote is by Martin Luther King:
“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny.“