Here’s today’s labor history:
On this date in 1882, the Toronto Trades and Labour Council endorsed the principle of equal pay for equal work between men and women.
In 1916, eight thousand workers struck at Youngstown Sheet & Tube. The following day the strikers’ wives and other family members joined in the protest. Company guards used tear gas bombs and fired into the crowd, killing three strikers and wounding 25.
Today’s labor quote is by President Jimmy Carter:
“Every advance in this half-century--Social Security, civil rights, Medicare, aid to education, one after another--came with the support and leadership of American Labor.”