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In today's labor history, on this date in 1964, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Medicare Act, providing federally-funded health insurance for senior citizens.
And in 1999, United Airlines agreed to offer domestic-partner benefits to employees and retirees worldwide.
Today’s labor quote is by Lyndon Johnson, at the signing of the Medicare Act in 1964:
“No longer will this Nation refuse the hand of justice to those who have given a lifetime of service and wisdom and labor to the progress of this progressive country.”
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