On today's labor calendar, DC Attorney General Karl Racine will be our guest on this week's edition of Your Rights At Work here on WPFW starting at 1pm; and for all the latest labor events, go to dclabor.org and click on calendar.
Here’s today's labor history:
On this date in 1935, eight unions affiliated with the American Federation of Labor created the Committee for Industrial Organization, to focus on organizing mass production industry workers. In 1938 the unions would formally break with the AFL and become the Congress of Industrial Organizations, which in 1955 returned and became the AFL-CIO.
Today’s labor quote is by John L. Lewis, president of the United Mine Workers, and one of the founders of the CIO, who said:
"Out of the agony and travail of economic America the Committee for Industrial Organization was born."