On today’s labor calendar, tune in – and call in -- at 2pm this afternoon for this week’s edition of “Your Rights At Work” right here on WPFW, hosted by me and labor lawyer Ed Smith.
In today's labor history,
on this date in 1996, OSHA published a scaffold safety standard designed to protect 2.3 million construction workers and prevent dozens of deaths and thousands of injuries annually.
Today’s labor quote is by President Franklin Roosevelt, whose Wealth Tax Act – passed on this date in 1935 and popularly known at the time as the "Soak the Rich" tax -- increased taxes on rich citizens and big business, and lowered taxes for small businesses.
Franklin D. Roosevelt, who said:
“Taxes, after all, are the dues that we pay for the privileges of membership in an organized society.”