Here’s today’s labor history:
On this date in 1970, after years of intensive lobbying by the labor movement, a comprehensive national safety law was enacted as President Richard Nixon signed the Occupational Safety & Health Act, creating the Occupational Safety & Health Administration, or OSHA.
And in 2006, more than 15,000 United Steel Workers who worked at 16 Goodyear Tire & Rubber plants ended an 86-day strike, ratifying a three-year contract.
Today’s labor quote is by populist Jim Hightower:
“The good news is that out in the countryside, just about every place that's got a zip code has somebody or some group of people battling the economic and political exclusion that Wall Street and Washington are shoving down our throats.”