On today’s labor calendar, catch this week’s edition of Your Rights At Work here on WPFW from 1-2pm and then at 4:30, poet Jim Daniels will do a reading, “Song of the Industrial Heartland” at Georgetown University; complete details, as always, at dclabor.org, click on Calendar.
Here’s today's labor history:
On this date in 1915, the Supreme Court upheld quote unquote “Yellow Dog” employment contracts, which forbid membership in labor unions. Yellow Dog contracts remained legal until 1932.
Today’s labor quote is by Sojourner Truth, the African-American abolitionist and women's rights activist born into slavery, who addressed the first Black Women’s Rights convention on this date in 1851. Sojourner Truth, who said:
“We do as much, we eat as much, we want as much.”
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