On the Labor Calendar, NoVA Labor continues precinct walks and phone banks tomorrow starting at 9a in Annandale; go to dclabor.org and click on calendar for complete details.
Here’s today’s labor history:
On this date in 1891, two African-American sharecroppers were killed during a cotton-pickers’ strike in Lee County, Arkansas. By the time the strike had been suppressed, 15 African-Americans had died, another six had been imprisoned, and a white plantation manager was killed as well.
Today’s labor quote is by Pope Francis, who visited DC this week:
“The worship of the ancient golden calf has returned in a new and ruthless guise in the idolatry of money and the dictatorship of an impersonal economy lacking a truly human purpose. The worldwide crisis affecting finance and the economy lays bare their imbalances and, above all, their lack of real concern for human beings; man is reduced to one of his needs alone: consumption.”