Number 3: You could get to the polling place at the last minute and find out it’s not your polling place anymore.
Number 2: Flat tires, fender-benders, misplaced car keys, SafeTrack Surge delays—the transportation gremlins are real.
And the Number 1 reason to consider voting early: the election is just too important to leave any chance that you might not be able to vote.Go to our website at dclabor.org for more reasons to vote early, as well as details on how to do so in the metro Washington area.
On today's labor calendar, catch author John Judis on "Your Rights at Work" today at 1p here on WPFW as he discusses "The Populist Explosion: How the Great Recession Transformed American and European Politics"
Here’s today's labor history:
On this date in 1921, striking milk drivers dumped thousands of gallons of milk on New York City streets.
And in 2009, some 5,000 Philadelphia-area public transit workers began what was to be a 6-day strike centered on wages and pension benefits. Those transit workers struck again last Tuesday, walking out after failing to reach a contract agreement; talks are underway but as of yesterday afternoon, no settlement was in sight.
Today’s labor quote is by John Judis
"Populist movements themselves do not often achieve their own objectives. Their demands may be co-opted by the major parties, or they may be thoroughly rejected. But they do roil the waters. They signal that the prevailing political ideology is not working and the standard worldview is breaking down."
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