Yesterday, Local 400 and their allies took to the streets to take a stand, “not just for Macy’s workers here in the Washington Metropolitan region,” they said, “but across the country.” Local 400 teamed up with UFCW Local 21in Seattle to hold simultaneous coast-to-coast actions at noon, including two in the metro DC area.
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Here’s today's labor history:
On this date in 1912, 10,000 demonstrators celebrated textile workers’ win of a 10-percent pay hike and grievance committees after a one-month strike in Lowell, Massachusetts.
Today’s labor quote is by Woody Guthrie, from his song Ludlow Massacre. On this date in 1914, the Colorado state militia, using machine guns and fire, killed about 20 people—including 11 children—at a tent city set up by striking coal miners:
You struck a match and in the blaze that started,
You pulled the triggers of your gatling guns,
I made a run for the children but the fire wall stopped me.
Thirteen children died from your guns.
From Ludlow Massacre by Woody Guthrie
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