Their story is told in a terrific new report by the Center for Public Integrity: "Fleecing America’s builders; How workers on government construction jobs are victimized by contractors that stand little chance of being caught."
We have a link to the full report on our website at dclabor.org
Here’s today's labor history:
On this date in 1963, the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom—the Martin Luther King Jr. "I Have A Dream" speech march—was held in Washington, D.C., with 250,000 participating. The AFL-CIO did not endorse the march, but several affiliated unions did.
Today’s labor quote is by John Lewis at the 1963 March on Washington. Then the 23-year-old chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, Lewis is now the U.S. Representative for Georgia's 5th congressional district.
John Lewis, who said:
“We march today for jobs and freedom, but we have nothing to be proud of. For hundreds and thousands of our brothers are not here. For they are receiving starvation wages, or no wages at all.”