On today's labor calendar, catch this week's edition of Your Rights At Work here on WPFW from 1 to 2pm.
Complete details on our website, dclabor.org, click on Calendar.
Here’s today's labor history:
On this date in 1970, the United Farm Workers union began a lettuce strike. The Salad Bowl strike was a series of strikes, mass pickets, boycotts and secondary boycotts that led to the largest farm worker strike in U.S. history.
Today’s labor quote is by lettuce worker Antonio Sagredo, who said:
"We don't ask the impossible--only that they look upon us as human beings. We have the same ambitions as they do. We have families. We have rights. We are people. Why must they continue to treat us like beasts of burden and look for a thousand ways to keep us down...But the people know we are right. They will give us their support. We shall triumph."
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