On today’s Labor Calendar. Don’t miss this week’s "Your Rights At Work" Call-in Radio Show on WPFW 89.3 FM from 1 – 2pm, where we’ll take your calls about rights on the job. Then tonight at 7pm. farm worker legend Dolores Huerta appears at “Living Self-Portrait” at the National Portrait Gallery; admission is free. Go to dclabor.org and click on calendar for complete details.
Here’s today’s labor history:
On this date in 1918, the Canadian government outlawed the Industrial Workers of the World and other organizations. Penalty for membership was set at five years in prison. The ban on the IWW was lifted after World War I ended.
Today’s labor quote is by Pope Francis, who visits DC this week:
“Working for a just distribution of the fruits of the earth and human labor is not mere philanthropy. It is a moral obligation. For Christians, the responsibility is even greater: it is a commandment.”