And Local 400 mobilization director Alan Hanson added: (audio):
“Negotiations are slow going, but we’ve made it very clear to Macy’s that our goal is to take the time to get the deal that our members have earned.”
Local 400 coordinated with Seattle sister local 21, which also represents hundreds of Macy’s associates, to hold simultaneous rallies on Thursday.
On today’s Labor Calendar, there’s a "Free Lula!" demonstration today at noon at the Brazilian Consulate on 15th Street; for details go to dclabor.org, and click on Calendar.
Here’s today's labor history:
On this date in 1993, United Farm Workers of America founder Cesar Chavez died in San Luis, Arizona at age 66.
Today’s labor quote is by Ida Mae Stull, the country’s first woman coal miner, who died on this date in 1980. Ida Mae Stull, who said:
“I’ve got no business baking cookies and mending clothes. I’m a coal miner.”
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