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Here’s today’s labor history:
On this date in 1877, the Gatling Gun Company—manufacturers of an early machine gun—wrote to B&O Railroad Co. President John W. Garrett during a strike, urging their product be purchased to deal with the "recent riotous disturbances around the country." Said the company: "Four or five men only are required to operate (a gun), and one Gatling ... can clear a street or block and keep it clear."
And in 1970, the United Farm Workers Union began their lettuce strike.
Today’s labor quote is by Cesar Chavez, who said:
“If you really want to make a friend, go to someone's house and eat with him... the people who give you their food give you their heart.”