On today’s “Your Rights At Work” at 1pm here on WPFW, our guests will be Joe Geevarghese, Director of Good Jobs Nation, discussing Tuesday’s million-dollar win for Senate cafeteria workers; also joining us will be ATU 689’s David Stephen on Saturday’s big transit rally, as well as CASA’s Renato Mendoza, on the fight to prevent the deportation of CASA worker – and Guild member -- Wendy Contreras.
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Here’s today's labor history:
On this date in 1869, women shoemakers in Lynn, Massachusetts created the Daughters of Saint Crispin, demanding pay equal to that of men.
In 1901, Harry Bridges was born in Australia. He came to America as a sailor at age 19 and went on to help form and lead the militant International Longshore and Warehouse Union for more than 40 years.
And on this date in 1932, federal troops burned the shantytown built near the U.S. Capitol by thousands of unemployed World War One veterans, camping there to demand a bonus they had been promised but never received.
Today’s labor quote is by Harry Bridges
“I would have worked with the devil himself if he'd been for the six hour day and worker control of the hiring hall.”