“Puzder would be a disaster for working families,” says AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka. “When working people speak out together,” Trumka added, “there’s no force more powerful.”
Call 1-866-829-3298 to tell your senator to oppose Andrew Puzder. Full details on Puzder’s anti-worker record are on our website at dclabor.org
On today’s labor calendar, today’s “Your Rights at Work” show – 1-2p here on WPFW – focuses on the threats to the rights of federal workers under President Trump. Call in at 202-588-0893 to join the conversation with me and Ed Smith.
Here’s today's labor history:
On this date in 1917, three hundred newsboys organized to protest a cut in pay by the Minneapolis Tribune.
In 1977, legal secretary Iris Rivera was fired for refusing to make coffee; secretaries across Chicago protested.
And in 1987, the longest work stoppage in the history of the U.S. steel industry occurred when USX locked out 22,000 steelworkers.
Today’s labor quote is by Dolly Parton, from her 1980 hit song, “9 to 5”
9 to 5, yeah
They got you where they want you
There's a better life
And you dream about it, don't you
It's a rich man's game
No matter what they call it
And you spend your life
Puttin' money in his wallet
That was Dolly Parton, from her hit song, “9 to 5.”
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