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Here’s today's labor history:
On this date in 1961, the United Auto Workers called for a company-wide strike against Ford Motor Company, the first since Ford’s initial contract with the union 20 years earlier.
In 1967, folk singer/songwriter Woody Guthrie died of Huntington's disease in New York at the age of 55.
And in 1970, baseball umpires struck for recognition of their newly-formed Major League Umpires Association, winning after just one day.
Today’s labor quote is by Woody Guthrie
“It's a folk singer's job to comfort disturbed people and disturb comfortable people.”
Woody Guthrie, who also said, “I ain't a communist necessarily, but I been in the red all my life.”