On today's labor calendar:
Our guests on "Your Rights At Work" today at 1 o'clock here on WPFW are SEIU 32BJ Vice President Jaime Contreras, on why airport workers need a union, and filmmaker Chaumtoli Huq (Sham-toe-lee Huck), director of "Worker Voices," a new film about the lives, work, and organizing efforts of Bangladesh’s garment workers. Plus your calls about worker rights.
Full details are on our website at dclabor.org, click on Calendar.
Here’s today's labor history:
On this date in 1912, nearly 10,000 demonstrators celebrated textile workers’ win of a 10-percent pay hike and grievance committees after a one-month strike in Lowell, Massachusetts.
In 1914, the Ludlow massacre took place when Colorado state militia, using machine guns and fire, killed about 20 people—including 11 children—at a tent city set up by striking coal miners.
And in 1948, an unknown assailant shot through a window at United Auto Workers President Walter Reuther as he was eating dinner at his kitchen table, permanently impairing his right arm. It was one of at least two assassination attempts on Reuther. He and his wife later died in a small plane crash under what many believe to be suspicious circumstances.
Today’s labor quote is by Walter Reuther, who said "There is no power in the world that can stop the forward march of free men and women when they are joined in the solidarity of human brotherhood."
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