In today’s labor calendar, author Hilary Klein speaks on her new book "Compañeras: Zapatista Women’s Stories" at 4pm at Georgetown University, and tonight’s Metro Washington Council Delegate Meeting starts at 6:30pm at the AFL-CIO. Go to dclabor.org and click on calendar for complete details.
Here's today's labor history:
Refusing to accept a 9-cent wage increase, the United Packinghouse Workers of America on this date in 1948 initiated a nationwide strike against meatpacking companies Swift, Armour, Cudahy, Wilson, Morrell, and others. Packinghouse workers shut down 140 plants around the country.
Today's labor quote is by Eleanor Roosevelt:
“I have always felt that it was important that everyone who was a worker join a labor organization.”
Eleanor Roosevelt, who said, “I am opposed to ‘right to work’ legislation because it does nothing for working people, but instead gives employers the right to exploit labor.”