Also on today’s labor calendar, check out the Capital Bikeshare Town Hall Meeting tonight at 6pm at the DC Public Library on 7th St NW.
In today’s labor history, New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller signed the Taylor Law on this date in 1967, permitting union organization and bargaining by public employees, but outlawing the right to strike. And in 1997, some 12,500 Goodyear Tire workers struck nine plants in what was to become a three-week walkout over job security, wage and benefit issues.
Today’s labor quote is by essayist and novelist Pico Iyer:
“’Globalization' has become the great tag phrase, but when we talk about it, it's nearly always in terms of the global marketplace or communications technology - either data or goods that are whizzing around. We forget that people are whizzing around more and more. On them, it takes a toll.”