On today’s labor calendar, Justice for Janitors is holding a rally for members in Reston, Virginia today at 4; complete details are at dclabor.org; click on calendar.
Here’s today’s labor history:
On this date in 1941, union and civil rights leader A. Philip Randolph and others met with President Roosevelt about a proposed July 1 March on Washington to protest discrimination in war industries. A week later, Roosevelt ordered the industries to desegregate, and Randolph called off the rally.
Today’s labor quote is by A. Philip Randolph:
“We must develop huge demonstrations, because the world is used to big dramatic affairs. They think in terms of hundreds of thousands and millions and billions... Billions of dollars are appropriated at the twinkling of an eye. Nothing little counts.”