Also on today's labor calendar, the DC Young Trade Unionists are holding an "after-summit" happy hour tonight at 6pm at Kelly's Irish Times, and there's a Just Hours Campaign Canvass starting at 6pm at the Archives Metro Station. Go to dclabor.org and click on calendar for complete details.
In today's labor history, the Canadian Labour Congress was founded on this date in 1956 through a merger of the Trades and Labour Congress of Canada and the Canadian Congress of Labour, the two major union congresses in Canada at the time. The CLC represents the interests of more than three million affiliated workers.
In 1980, Ida Mae Stull died; she was nationally recognized as the country’s first woman coal miner.
And on this date in 1993, United Farm Workers of America founder Cesar Chavez died in San Luis, Arizona at the age of 66.
Today's labor quote is by Cesar Chavez, who said:
“The fight is never about grapes or lettuce. It is always about people.” Cesar Chavez, who also said that “You are never strong enough that you don't need help.”