The Metro Washington Council last week joined local, state and national labor leaders and their allies across the country in demanding an end to Donald Trump's attacks on Steelworkers Local 1999 president Chuck Jones. Trump went after the Indianapolis steelworker after Jones told The Washington Post that Trump had, quote unquote, “lied his ass off” when he claimed he had saved 1,100 jobs at the Carrier furnace plant in Indianapolis from going to Mexico. “What nobody’s mentioning is 550 people are losing their jobs,” Jones said, adding that 700 other positions at a different Indiana plant would be moving to Mexico.
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Here’s today's labor history:
On this date in 1964, nine million French workers – more than half of the country’s workforce – participated in a nationwide strike of public service workers over stagnating wages under President Charles de Gaulle’s government.
In 2006, a U.S. immigration sweep of six Swift meat plants resulted in arrests of nearly 1,300 undocumented workers.
Today’s labor quote is by John Lennon
John Lennon, who said "A working class hero is something to be."