This Saturday, DC United will take on the Philadelphia Union in the fourth annual DC United Union Night. The labor tailgate party starts at 5, so get your tickets now and see you Saturday!
And our Labor Night at the Nats game isn’t until July 28 but we’ve already sold more than 4,000 tickets so far! Labor Night at the Nats benefits the Metro Council’s Community Services Agency’s Emergency Assistance Fund, which provides direct emergency financial assistance to union members in need.
Get full details on our website at dclabor.org, click on Calendar.
On today's labor calendar,
Catch a free LaborFest screening of the film “Mill Stories” at noon at the Pickford Theater of the Library of Congress. The film spotlights the memories and stories of former workers of the Sparrows Point Steel Mill in Baltimore.
At 1pm Ed Smith and I will host this week’s edition of Your Rights at Work, where we’ll take your calls about worker rights on the job.
And at 7 tonight, Love and Solidarity, another free LaborFest screening, takes place at Seekers Church in Takoma. The film is an inspiring exploration of nonviolence and organizing through the life and teachings of Rev. James Lawson.
Full details on all these events, as always, at dclabor.org, click on Calendar.
Here’s today's labor history:
On this date in 1894, a nationwide railway strike began at Pullman, Illinois. Nearly 260,000 railroad workers ultimately joined the strike to protest wage cuts by the Pullman Palace Car Company.
In 1953, seventeen crewmen on the iron ore freighter Henry Steinbrenner died when the ship, carrying nearly 7,000 tons of ore, sank during a violent storm on Lake Erie. Another 16 crewmen survived.
Today’s labor quote is by A. Philip Randolph, who organized and led the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters.
A. Philip Randolph, who said:
“Justice is never given; it is exacted and the struggle must be continuous for freedom is never a final fact, but a continuing evolving process to higher and higher levels of human, social, economic, political and religious relationship.”
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