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Here's today's labor history:
On this date in 1902, John Steinbeck was born in Salinas, California. Steinbeck is best known for writing The Grapes of Wrath, which exposed the mistreatment of migrant farm workers during the Depression and led to some reforms.
In 1937, four hundred fifty Woolworth’s workers and customers occupied a store in Detroit for eight days in support of the Waiters and Waitresses Union.
And on this date in 1939, the Supreme Court ruled that sit-down strikes, a major organizing tool for industrial unions, are illegal.
Today's labor quote is by Fannie Lou Hamer:
“All my life I’ve been sick and tired. Now I’m sick and tired of being sick and tired.”