The People’s Climate Movement March is this Saturday, April 29th at noon. Here’s a quick rundown on labor-related events over the next few days.
On Friday at 7pm, Joe Uehlein and the U-Liners are hosting a Reception for the Labor Contingent and Friends. That's at Johnny Pistolas, 2333 18th St NW.
Saturday at 11am, the Labor Network for Sustainability meets at the U.S Department of Labor at 200 Constitution Ave. NW before joining the main march at noon.
And on Sunday at 10am the People’ Climate Movement will meet to discuss strategies of how to build on the momentum of the march.
Complete details, as always, at dclabor.org, click on calendar.
Here’s today's labor history:
On this date in 1914, a coal mine collapse at Eccles, West Virginia killed 181 workers...
In 1924, 119 died in the Benwood, West Virginia, coal mine disaster...
And in 1971, Congress created OSHA, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. The AFL-CIO set April 28 as “Workers Memorial Day” to honor all workers killed or injured on the job every year.
Today’s labor quote is by Tony Mazzocchi, the primary force behind enactment of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970
Tony Mazzocchi, who said
"Movements grow in desperate times. We are being born."
Mazzocchi was also a founder of the DC Labor FilmFest 17 years ago, which now anchors the annual DC LaborFest. He died in 2002.
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