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Here’s today's labor history:
On this date in 1883, the Brotherhood of Telegraphers began an unsuccessful 3-week strike against the Western Union Telegraph Company.
In 1919, some 35,000 Chicago stockyard workers struck.
And in 1969, hospital workers won a 113-day union recognition strike in Charleston, South Carolina.
Today’s labor quote is by AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka
"There's no evil that's inflicted more pain and more suffering than racism - and it's something that we in the Labor Movement have a special responsibility to challenge. It's our special responsibility because we know, better than anyone else, how racism is used to divide working people. We've seen how companies set worker against worker - how they throw whites a few extra crumbs off the table - and how it's black and Latino workers who get the dirtiest, most dangerous jobs. But we've seen something else too. We've seen that when we cross that color line and stand together no one can keep us down."