On today’s Labor Calendar, find out about your legal rights as a demonstrator on today’s edition of Your Rights at Work, from 1 to 2pm here on WPFW and then from 3 to 5pm, the Washington Teacher’s Union is hosting a Rally to Defend Public Education for All at Anne Beers Elementary School in Southeast DC.
As always, you’ll find complete details at dclabor.org, click on Calendar.
Here’s today's labor history:
On this date in 1920, some 3,000 members of the Filipino Federation of Labor struck the plantations of Oahu, Hawaii. Their ranks swelled to 8,300 as they were joined by members of the Japanese Federation of Labor.
In 1973, Yuba City, California labor contractor Juan V. Corona was found guilty of murdering 25 itinerant farm workers.
And in 1986, Bruce Springsteen made an unannounced appearance at a benefit for laid-off 3M workers in Asbury Park, New Jersey.
Today’s labor quote is by Bruce Springsteen
Bruce Springsteen, nicknamed “The Boss,” who said
“Whatever their faults, unions have been the only powerful and effective voice working people have ever had in the history of this country.”