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Here’s this weekend’s labor history:
On this date 1900, the International Ladies Garment Workers Union was founded.
On June 4, 1975, Governor Jerry Brown signed the California Agricultural Labor Relations Act, the first law in the U.S. giving farmworkers collective bargaining rights. The legislation came after years of effort by the United Farm Workers union.
And on June 5, 1998, a strike began at a General Motors parts factory in Flint, Michigan that ultimately forced the closure of GM plants across the country for seven weeks. The Flint workers were protesting the removal of machines from their plant and feared their jobs would be lost. The company ended the dispute by assuring the plant would remain open until at least the year 2000.
Today’s labor quote is by Barack Obama
"Politics didn't lead me to working folks; working folks led me to politics."