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Here’s today’s labor history:
On this date in 1927, radio station WEVD, named for Eugene V. Debs, went on the air in New York City, operated by The Forward Association as a memorial to the labor and socialist leader.
And in 1932, the American Federation of Government Employees was founded on this date, following a decision by the National Federation of Federal Employees to leave the AFL.
Today’s labor quote is by Eugene Debs:
“While there is a lower class, I am in it; while there is a criminal element, I am of it; while there is a soul in prison, I am not free.”