On this weekend’s labor calendar, former Virginia Congressman Tom Perriello will be joined by Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring at tomorrow’s NoVA Labor Canvass, starting at 9am.
Complete details at dclabor.org, click on Calendar.
Here’s today's labor history:
On this date in 1926, Eugene V. Debs, U.S. labor leader and socialist, died in Elmhurst, Illinois. His “radical” ideas included an 8-hour workday, pensions, workman's compensation, sick leave and social security.
Today’s labor quote is by Eugene Debs, who said:
“I am opposing a social order in which it is possible for one man who does absolutely nothing that is useful to amass a fortune of hundreds of millions of dollars, while millions of men and women who work all the days of their lives secure barely enough for a wretched existence.”
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