Here’s today’s labor history:
On this date in 1933, angered by increasing farm foreclosures, members of Iowa's Farmers Holiday Association threatened to lynch banking representatives and law officials who institute foreclosure proceedings for the duration of the Great Depression.
In 1965, 8,000 NYC social workers struck, demanding better conditions for welfare recipients.
And on this date in 1966, legendary Transport Workers Union leader Mike Quill and other TWU leaders were jailed for violating an anti-strike court injunction in the 4-day-old New York City transit walkout involving 35,000 members. A settlement was reached Jan. 13.
Today’s labor quote is by Mike Quill:
"“The judge can drop dead in his black robes, and we would not call off the strike. Personally, I don’t care if I rot in jail!”