(audio) “Unions are actually more popular with the public than they have been in years because people are finally connecting the dots that coming together is more powerful, especially when you’re in a union and you have the protection of a union…”
That’s AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler on the latest edition of State of the Unions, the AFL-CIO’s podcast…
(audio) “I think most people see...that this rugged individualism that has been the storied narrative of America forever is broken and that the economy isn't working for most working people, so coming together in a union is the right remedy.”
Catch “State of the Unions” wherever you listen to podcasts.
On today’s labor calendar, the locked-out BSO musicians picket outside the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall in Baltimore this morning at 7:30;
UFCW Local 400’s Week of Action at Shoppers continues today with actions at Shoppers in Alexandria, Fairfax and Falls Church;
the AFL-CIO hosts “Standing on the Shoulders of Giants: Women in the Trades” at 3:30 this afternoon;
and from 1 to 3pm this afternoon, catch this week’s edition of Your Rights At Work here on WPFW 89.3 FM.
Complete details, as always, at dclabor.org, click on Calendar.
In today’s labor history, on this date in 1985, a 26-day strike of New York City hotels by 26,000 workers—the first such walkout in 50 years—ended with a 5-year contract calling for big wage and benefit gains.
Today’s labor quote is by Emma Goldman, the women's rights activist and radical, born in Lithuania on this date in 1869.
Emma Goldman, who said:
“Ask for work. If they don’t give you work, ask for bread. If they do not give you work or bread, then take bread.”
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