On today’s labor calendar, the "American Socialism Reconsidered" forum starts at 6pm tonight at the National Press Club; go to dclabor.org and click on calendar for complete details.
Here's today's labor history:
On this date in 1930, the IWW organized the 1,700-member crew of the Leviathan, then the world’s largest vessel.
Today's labor quote is by Richard Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO:
“The American labor movement is not against trade deals, but we're dead set against bad trade deals. We live, shop, work, and play in a globalized economy. That's the way the world is. Yet that doesn't mean working people are destined to suffer. Our trade agreements should advance U.S. interests and at the same time contribute to the overall development of the world's economy and rising living standards. It is past time for the United States to get off the corporate hamster wheel on trade.”