Here’s what inaction is costing us:
44% of major roadways are in poor or mediocre condition, which costs each of us more than $500 every year in car repairs.
More than 47,000 bridges across the country need fixing, and the six billion gallons of water lost every day because of broken infrastructure cost us more than $200 billion in lost economic activity.
All told, inaction is costing Americans about $3,000 annually. That’s why businesses, workers, citizens, and elected leaders across the nation have come together this week to fight to rebuild and modernize America’s infrastructure.
It’s time to tell Washington to stop delaying. Learn more at infrastructureweek.org
On today’s labor calendar, tune in at 1 this afternoon for this week’s edition of Your Rights At Work and then tonight at 7, catch international recording artist Daryl Davis in a free DC LaborFest performance at the Takoma Busboys and Poets.
Complete details at dclabor.org; click on Calendar.
In today’s labor history, on this date in 1934, a general strike in Minneapolis backed the Teamsters, who were striking most of the city’s trucking companies.
Today’s labor quote is by labor leader and peace activist A. Philip Randolph, who died on this date in 1979. Randolph was president of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, the first Black leader on the AFL-CIO executive board, and a principal organizer of the 1963 March on Washington.
A. Philip Randolph, who said:
“The essence of trade unionism is social uplift. The labor movement has been the haven for the dispossessed, the despised, the neglected, the downtrodden, the poor.”
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