Complete details on today's picketline -- and all the latest local labor calendar listings -- are at dclabor.org; click on Calendar.
Here’s today's labor history:
On this date in 1934, the American Federation of Labor voted to boycott all German-made products as a protest against Nazi antagonism to organized labor within Germany.
In 1985, more than 1,100 office workers struck Columbia University in New York City. The mostly female and minority workers won union recognition and pay increases.
In 1998, the National Basketball Association canceled regular season games for the first time in its 51-year history, during a player lockout that lasted 204 days. Player salaries and pay caps were the primary issue.
And on this date in 2000, hundreds of San Jose Mercury News newspaper carriers ended a 4-day walkout with victory.
Today’s labor quote is by Kenneth Bernstein
"Without unions, workers will lose many of the protections against abusive employers. Wages for all will be depressed, even as corporate profits soar. The American Dream will be destroyed for millions. And we will have a government of the corporations, by the already powerful, for the wealthy."
Teacher and blogger Kenneth Bernstein spoke out in a 2011 CNN.com opinion piece on the Wisconsin measure to strip public employees of collective bargaining rights.