On today’s Labor Calendar, there will be a discussion on “Pope Francis in the United States: Challenges and Opportunities for Progressives” at 3pm at the Center for American Progress.
Then at 5:30 the AFL-CIO kicks off National Hispanic Heritage Month with “Latino Workers and Unions: A Strategic Partnership for America’s Progress.”
And at 6:30 the Metro Washington Council’s first Delegate Meeting of the season will be held at the AFL-CIO; be there to hear the latest local labor news!
Complete details on our website at dclabor.org; click on calendar.
Here’s today’s labor history:
On this date in 1896, the militia was sent to Leadville, Colorado to break a miners strike.
In 1913, Mother Jones led a march of miners' children through the streets of Charleston, West Virginia.
And in 1982, members of the National Football League Players Association began what was to become a 57-day strike, their first regular-season walkout ever.
Today’s labor quote is by Pope Francis, who visits DC this week:
“There is no worse material poverty, I am keen to stress, than the poverty which prevents people from earning their bread and deprives them of the dignity of work.”