On today's labor calendar, don't miss the DC Labor Chorus on WPFW's "[email protected]" Labor Edition tonight from 5 – 6pm as the DC Labor Chorus performs live and discusses "The Power of Song."
Here’s today’s labor history:
On this date in 1943, President Roosevelt announced the end of the Works Progress Administration, concluding the four-year run of one of the American government's most ambitious public works programs. It helped create jobs for roughly 8.5 million people during the Great Depression and left a legacy of highways and public buildings, among other public gains.
In 1952, United Auto Workers President Walter Reuther was elected president of the Congress of Industrial Organizations.
And in 1970, Cesar Chavez was jailed for 20 days for refusing to end United Farm Workers' grape boycott .
Today’s labor quote is by Cesar Chavez:
"The fight is never about grapes or lettuce. It is always about people."