On today's labor calendar, tune in at 9am this morning here on WPFW for a special Fall Labor Arts Preview edition of Arise! Guests will discuss a new labor history exhibit, a film series about immigration, and more.
Here’s today's labor history:
On this date in 1910, eighteen-year-old Annie Shapiro led a spontaneous walkout of 17 women at a Hart Schaffner & Marx garment factory in Chicago. It grew into a months-long mass strike involving 40,000 garment workers across the city, protesting 10-hour days, bullying bosses and cuts in already-low wages.
Today’s labor quote is by Edmund Burke, who said:
“When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle.”
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