Here’s today’s labor history:
in 1944, two ammunition ships exploded at Port Chicago, California, killing 322, including 202 African-Americans assigned by the Navy to handle explosives. It was the worst home-front disaster of World War II. The resulting refusal of 258 African-Americans to return to the dangerous work underpinned the trial and conviction of 50 of the men in what is called the Port Chicago Mutiny.
Today’s labor quote is by writer Dashiell Hammett:
“Be in favor of what's good for the workers and against what isn't. Follow that, and you may not be the most brilliant person in the world, but at least you'll be able to hold your head up when you look at yourself in the mirror.”