Noting that this is the second time the supervisor has assaulted a housekeeper, Local 1072 president Dawn Jackson called on UMD president Wallace Loh to investigate and pointed out that when campus workers “have similar types of altercations they are automatically terminated,” urging that the supervisor “be treated in the same manner.”
Here’s today's labor history:
On this date in 1835, children employed in the silk mills in Paterson, New Jersey, went on strike for an 11-hour day and 6-day week. A compromise settlement resulted in a 69-hour work week.
In 1860, feminist and labor activist Charlotte Perkins Gilman was born in Hartford, Connecticut. Her landmark study, "Women and Economics", was radical: it called for the financial independence of women and urged a network of child care centers.
Today’s labor quote is by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, who said
“The first duty of a human being is to assume the right functional relationship to society--more briefly, to find your real job, and do it.”
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