Here’s today’s labor history:
On this date in 1883, the United States Civil Service Commission was established as the Pendleton Act went into effect
In 1920, thousands of Palmer Raids detainees – many of them union organizers -- won the right to meet with lawyers and have legal representation at deportation hearings.
Today’s labor quote is from a 1955 ad in Boston newspapers protesting strikebreakers hiring practices by Colonial Provision Company and Boston Sausage Company:
“What kind of job is it where you take the bread and butter off a fellow workers table? Colonial is getting its few strikebreakers by paying Judas money to a few know-nothings to bring in their friends. Tell them you don’t want their dirty thirty pieces of silver.”