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Here’s today’s labor history:
On this date in 1819, Allan Pinkerton was born; Pinkerton’s strike-breaking detectives, also known as "Pinks" gave us the word "fink".
And in 1925, the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters was founded at a meeting in New York City. A. Philip Randolph became the union's first organizer.
Today’s labor quote is by A. Philip Randolph:
“The essence of trade unionism is social uplift. The labor movement has been the haven for the dispossessed, the despised, the neglected, the downtrodden, the poor.”