OPEIU Local 2's Caniesha Seldon is featured in a report on last weekend's historic Next Up Young Workers Summit in Chicago. Seldon is Local 2's chief steward at the American Federation of Government Employees and staffperson at their young worker program, and we’ll be hearing more from her soon about the summit. Meanwhile, go to dclabor.org for that report.
In today’s labor calendar, catch former New York Times labor reporter Steven Greenhouse and his Ideas@Work Talk today at 1pm at the AFL-CIO; go to dclabor.org and click on calendar for complete details.
Here's today's labor history:
On this date in 1918, Chicago stockyard workers won the 8-hour day.
In 1930, at the height of the Great Depression, 35,000 unemployed workers marched in New York’s Union Square. Police beat many of the demonstrators, injuring 100.
In 1990, Harry Bridges, Australian-born dock union leader, died at age 88. He helped form and lead the International Longshore and Warehouse Union for 40 years.
Today's labor quote is by Harry Bridges:
“The most important word in the language of the working class is ‘solidarity’”