Union letter carriers and postal workers, along with headquarters staff at the Postal Service, contributed $800,000 last fall and are looking to top $1 million this year to bring vital support and aid to area families in crisis.
You can support the Community Services Agency through your worksite campaign; those numbers are posted on our website at dclabor.org, click on Community Services.
Get your worker rights questions answered on this week's edition of Your Rights At Work, from 1-2pm today here on WPFW 89.3 FM and for all the latest labor events, of course, go to dclabor.org and click on Calendar.
Here’s today's labor history:
On this date in 1989, Carmen Fasanella retired after 68 years and 243 days of taxicab service in Princeton, New Jersey, earning himself a place in the Guinness Book of World Records.
Today’s labor quote is by Martin Luther King, Jr. On this date in 1983, President Ronald Reagan signed a bill designating a federal holiday honoring the civil rights leader.
Martin Luther King, Jr., who said:
"In our glorious fight for civil rights, we must guard against being fooled by false slogans, such as 'right to work.' It is a law to rob us of our civil rights and job rights... Wherever these laws have been passed, wages are lower, job opportunities are fewer and there are no civil rights. We do not intend to let them do this to us. We demand this fraud be stopped."