On today’s labor calendar, there’s a White Gold Pre-Party demonstration starting at 6:30pm at the Uzbek Embassy; the Uzbek government operates one of the largest state-run forced labor systems of cotton production in the world. Go to dclabor.org and click on calendar for complete details.
Here’s today’s labor history:
On this date in 1934, some 14,000 Chicago teachers who had gone without pay for several months finally collected about $1,400 each.
In 1950, President Truman ordered the U.S. Army to seize all the nation's railroads to prevent a general strike. The railroads were not returned to their owners until two years later.
Today’s labor quote is by Harry Truman:
“The right to join a union of one's choice is unquestioned today and is sanctioned and protected by law.”