Today’s labor calendar is jam-packed:
At 10 am, postal workers will deliver 150,000 signatures demanding postal banking to the Postmaster General;
At noon, flight attendants will picket United Airlines at National Airport;
At 1 pm I’ll discuss why CTE is a workplace issue on “Your Rights At Work” here on WPFW;
At 2 pm, flight attendants will picket United Airlines at Dulles Airport;
And the Walmart demo is at 3:30 pm at the H Street Walmart.
Go to dclabor.org and click on calendar for complete details on all of these events.
Here’s today’s labor history:
On this date in 1918, 1,000 members of the Australian Workers’ Union, led by Harold Nelson, marched on the Government House in Darwin, Australia, demanding the resignation of John Gilruth, Administrator of the Northern Territory. They were protesting unemployment, lack of political representation, and taxation without representation. Gilruth left under military protection, never to return, and Nelson went on to win the first Territory seat in Australia’s House of Representatives.
Today’s labor quote is by Isaiah, a former Walmart worker:
“Executives and management treat us like we’re disposable.”