On next week’s labor calendar, Nancy MacLean, author of "Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right's Stealth Plan for America" speaks at the AFL-CIO and Busboys and Poets in both Takoma and Shirlington; complete details at dclabor.org, click on Calendar.
Here’s today's labor history:
On this date in 1921, the Kansas National Guard was called out to subdue thousands of protesting women who were going from mine to mine attacking scabs -- non-striking miners -- in the Pittsburg coal fields. The women -- christened the "Amazon Army" by the New York Times -- made headlines across the nation.
Today’s labor quote is by Joe T. Morales, who plays Sal in the classic labor film "Salt of the Earth." Joe Morales, who said:
"But you don't pull a strike when the bosses want it -- so they can smash your union. You wait till you're ready, so you can win."
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