At least three events are planned for the metro Washington area, including a Women’s March on Saturday starting at 11am, a discussion on “How Roe v Wade and both the Pro-Choice and Pro-Life Movements Affect African-Americans,” also on Saturday, and then a discussion of Louise Erdrich's “The Future Home Of The Living God” on Sunday in Arlington. All are being promoted by the Coalition of Labor Union Women.
Complete details on our website, dclabor.org, click on Calendar.
Here’s today's labor history:
On this date in 1909, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a governor and officers of a state National Guard may imprison anyone—in the case at hand, striking miners in Colorado—without probable cause “in a time of insurrection” and deny the person the right of appeal.
Today’s labor quote is by singer Johnny Paycheck, whose song "Take This Job and Shove It" was the most popular song in the U.S. on this date in 1978.
"And I've seen a lot of good folks die
That had a lot of bills to pay
I'd give the shirt right offa' my back
If I had the guts to say
Take this job and shove it
I ain't working here no more"