On today’s labor calendar, Your Rights At Work returns with a new live show about rights on the job today at 1p here on WPFW. For all the latest labor events, go to dclabor.org, and click on Calendar.
Here’s today's labor history:
On this date in 1912, the “Bread & Roses” textile strike of 32,000 women and children began in Lawrence, Massachusetts. It lasted 10 weeks and ended in victory. The first millworkers to walk out were Polish women, who, upon collecting their pay, exclaimed that they had been cheated and promptly abandoned their looms.
Today’s labor quote is by Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, a member of the IWW who helped lead the Bread and Roses strike. Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, who said:
"There is less violence against labor today, but there are more legal restrictions... There has been labor protection by law but there has also been labor repression by law."
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