Food workers at 15 airports across the country held rallies for pay equity this week, marking the beginning of a national campaign calling on airlines to ensure fair and equal wage standards for airline catering workers.
On today's labor calendar:
Organizers for the upcoming May Day mobilizations are holding a briefing today at 1p to share what’s being planned and how to get involved.
Full details are on our website at dclabor.org, click on Calendar.
Here’s today's labor history:
On this date in 1939, The Grapes of Wrath was published. John Steinbeck’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel tells the gripping story of tenant farmers driven from their Oklahoma home by drought, economic hardship, changes in the agricultural industry, and bank foreclosures forcing tenant farmers out of work.
Civil rights leader A. Philip Randolph, founder of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, was born on April 15, 1889.
Eight members of the Musicians union, playing their instruments until nearly the end, died in the sinking of the Titanic on April 15, 1912.
And on April 16, 2000, tens of thousands of global justice activists blockaded meetings of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund here in Washington.
Today’s labor quote is by A. Philip Randolph
Asa Philip Randolph, who said “Salvation for a race, nation or class must come from within. Freedom is never granted; it is won. Justice is never given; it is exacted.”
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