On today’s labor calendar,
DC Jobs With Justice is holding their first Solidarity Squad Training tonight at 6:30pm; At 7, Candace Wolf shares “Spoken Histories of Work & Resistance” at The Potters House; And tonight at 8 catch the first performance of "Love Songs From The Liberation Wars," the labor jazz opera being performed through this Saturday.
Complete details at dclabor.org, click on calendar.
Here’s today's labor history:
On this date in 1918, Chicago stockyard workers won the 8-hour day.
In 1930, at the height of the Great Depression, 35,000 unemployed marched in New York’s Union Square. Police beat many demonstrators, injuring 100.
In 1970, the federal Coal Mine Health and Safety Act was enacted.
In 1990, Harry Bridges, Australian-born dock union leader, died at age 88. He helped form and lead the International Longshore and Warehouse Union for 40 years.
And in 2012, leaders of the Screen Actors Guild announced that the membership had voted to merge with the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, creating the 150,000-member SAG-AFTRA union.
Today’s labor quote is by Harry Bridges
Harry Bridges, who said that “The most important word in the language of the working class is ‘solidarity’”
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