Here’s today’s labor history:
In 1883, 13 white waiters in San Francisco struck against the employment of African Americans. This led to the formation of the White Cooks and Waiters Union.
On this date in 1934, the Southern Tenant Farmers' Union was organized in Tyronza, Arkansas.
And in 1995, Detroit newspaper workers began a 19-month strike against Gannett and Knight-Ridder.
Today’s labor quote is by Booker T. Washington:
“No race can prosper ‘til it learns there is as much dignity in tilling a field as in writing a poem.”