Parks was responding to the cell phone privacy case the U.S. Supreme Court heard last Wednesday. The NewsGuild and 19 other news organizations said that freedom of the press is threatened by the case, “Carpenter v US,” which could let law enforcement engage in unlimited snooping against citizens via their cell phones.
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Here’s today's labor history:
On this date in 1970, Cesar Chavez was jailed for 20 days for refusing to end the United Farm Workers' grape boycott.
Today’s labor quote is by Walter Reuther, the United Auto Workers president who was elected president of the Congress of Industrial Organizations on this date in 1952. Walter Reuther, who said:
“First we must organize them, that’s the easy part, then we must unionize them, that’s the hard part.”
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