In response to the growing list of scandals under Scott Pruitt’s watch, the American Federation of Government Employees hosted a noontime rally yesterday outside EPA headquarters.
“Since becoming Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency,” said AFGE, “Scott Pruitt has worked to dismantle the agency, silence workers, and enrich himself and private corporations.”
(audio clip) Chant:
I don’t know what you’ve been told
EPA will not fold
It’s our duty to serve and protect
We won’t stand for no neglect
On today’s Labor Calendar,
Our guests on Your Rights at Work here on WPFW starting at 2pm are David Stephen from transit workers local 689 and Will Fischer at VoteVets.
Tonight at 6:30 catch a screening of Marx Reloaded at the Goethe Institute;
also at 6:30, there's a Ward 7 Town Hall on DC’s high water bills (Ward 7)
Complete details at dclabor.org, click on Calendar.
Here’s today's labor history:
On this date in 1944, the U.S. Army seized the Chicago headquarters of the unionized Montgomery Ward department store after management defied the National Labor Relations Board.
Today’s labor quote is by Daniel Webster, Congressman, Senator and Secretary of State, who said:
“Labor is the great producer of wealth: it moves all other causes.”
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