Here’s today’s labor history:
On this date in 1931, sixty thousand unemployed workers rallied at a Pittsburgh stadium.
In 1969, United Mine Workers reformer Joseph "Jock" Yablonski, his wife and daughter were murdered by hit men hired by union president Tony Boyle, who was convicted of the crime and eventually died in prison.
And in 1987, OSHA adopted new safety standards to protect 155,000 workers at nearly 24,000 grain elevators from the risk of fire and explosion from highly combustible grain dust.
Today’s labor quote is by Jock Yablonski, from the 1986 film "Act of Vengeance." Jablonski, played by Charles Bronson, is speaking to mine workers president Tony Boyle, played by Wilford Brimley:
"You knew that mine was unsafe; but you turned your back for a couple of bucks."