Here’s today’s labor history:
In 1835, children employed in the silk mills in Paterson, New Jersey, went on strike for the 11-hour day and 6-day week. A compromise settlement resulted in a 69-hour work week.
On this date in 1860, the feminist and labor activist Charlotte Perkins Gilman was born in Hartford, Connecticut. Her landmark study, "Women and Economics", was radical for the time, calling for the financial independence of women and urging a network of child care centers.
Today’s labor quote is by Charlotte Perkins Gilman:
The first duty of a human being is to assume the right functional relationship to society - more briefly, to find your real job, and do it.
Charlotte Perkins Gilman, who also said:
Only as we live, think, feel, and work outside the home, do we become humanly developed, civilized, socialized.