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Here’s today’s labor history:
On this date in 1917, 165 Wobblies were indicted for protesting World War 1.
In 1995, dockworkers who refused to cross a picket line were locked out and fired by their employer, the Mersey Docks and Harbour Company in Liverpool, England. Their struggle for reinstatement lasted over two years.
Today’s labor quote is by Frederick Douglass:
"Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will."