Here’s today’s labor history:
On this date in 2000, workers at Verizon, the nation’s largest local telephone company, launched an 18-day strike over working conditions and union representation.
Today’s labor quote is by Louis Oswald:
“I cleaned toilets inside and out, emptied wastebaskets and scrubbed the restroom floors, urinals and sinks. I never felt burdened with any sense of stigma. It’s a necessary job and when you do it well, you feel good about it.”
Former janitor Louis Oswald wound up owning his own cleaning service.