Hall and Wilson are both members of the DC Nurses Association. The event was held at “The “Yards” in Southwest DC, and the nurses took medical histories for attendees, calculating BMIs, blood glucose and blood pressures to determine kidney disease and other conditions. "One in three American adults is currently at risk for developing kidney disease and 26 million Americans have the disease," DCNA reports in its most recent newsletter. "Most do not even know it."
On today's labor calendar, catch "Your Rights At Work" today from 1 to 2pm here on WPFW, and for the latest local labor calendar listings, go to dclabor.org and click on Calendar.
Here’s today's labor history:
On this date in 1876, the Amalgamated Association of Iron and Steel Workers was formed. It partnered with the Steel Workers Organizing Committee in 1935. Both organizations disbanded in 1942 to form the new United Steelworkers.
In 1919, an estimated 15,000 silk workers struck in Paterson, New Jersey, for 44-hour week and an 8-hour day.
And in 1997, nearly 185,000 Teamsters began what was to become a successful 15-day strike at United Parcel Service over excessive use of part-timers.
Today’s labor quote is the slogan from the banners carried in the 1919 Paterson silk strike
"Eight Hours Work, Eight Hours Rest, and Eight Hours Pleasure."