On today’s labor calendar, you can check out NoVA Labor’s Common Sense Economics workshop today at 2:30pm in Annandale, Virginia; and then at 7 pm tonight, the NAACP DC Branch will hold its Community Labor Meeting at the NAACP Financial Freedom Center in DC; go to dclabor.org and click on calendar for complete details.
Here's today's labor history: On this date in 1970, five days into a strike by Post Office workers, President Richard Nixon declared a national emergency and ordered 30,000 troops to New York City to break the strike. The troops didn’t have a clue how to sort and deliver mail, and a settlement came a few days later.
In this week's Labor Quiz, who wrote this sentence in a famous short essay called "The Scab"? "Esau was a traitor to himself; Judas Iscariot was a traitor to his God; Benedict Arnold was a traitor to his country; a strikebreaker is a traitor to his God, his country, his wife, his family and his class.” Was it Ernest Hemingway, John Dos Passos, Gertrude Stein, Jack London or Wallace Stevens? Go to unionist.com and click on Labor Quiz and you could be this week’s winner!
Today's labor quote is by Frank Moore Colby, who said,
“I have found some of the best reasons I ever had for remaining at the bottom simply by looking at the men at the top.”