Here's today's labor history:
On this date in 1913, postal workers were granted the 8-hour day.
In 1990, more than 6,000 drivers struck Greyhound Lines; most lost jobs to strikebreakers after the company declared an “impasse” in negotiations.
Today's labor quote is by Bill Lucy, on the occasion of his retirement from AFSCME in 2010:
“We’ve always known that there’s a crisis. It may be more intense now, but there’s always been a crisis for millions of people not as lucky as we are in this room. There’s a daily crisis in their lives, as they struggle to put bread on their tables, to put clothes on their backs, to have a roof on their heads. We have a responsibility to help them out.”