Richard Melville Hall -- better known as the musician Moby -- once said
"It's heartbreaking that so many hundreds of millions of people around the world are desperate for the right to vote, but here in America people stay home on election day."
With that in mind, let me remind you that early voting starts today in Maryland and runs through Thursday, November 1.
In DC, early voting began on Monday and goes through November 2. There’s no early voting in Virginia, but you can vote absentee in-person if you have a valid excuse for not being able to vote on Election Day.
We have complete details – including where you can vote early or get an absentee ballot, on our website at dclabor.org
On today’s labor calendar,
catch this week’s edition of Your Rights At Work right here on WPFW starting at 1pm today; we’ll get an update on the Marriott strike and then at 2 we’ll visit with the hosts of “State of the Unions,” the AFL-CIO’s brand-new podcast; plus of course your calls with questions about your rights at work; for complete details, go to dclabor.org and click on Calendar.
In today’s labor history, on this date in 1899, what many believe to be the first formal training on first aid in American history took place at the Windsor Hotel in Jermyn, Pennsylvania, when Dr. Matthew J. Shields instructed 25 coal miners on ways to help their fellow miners. Upon completion of the course each of the miners was prepared and able to render first aid. The training led to decreases in serious mining injuries and fatalities.
Today’s labor quote is by Oliverio Gomez, a worker at the Bonus Car Wash in Santa Monica, California. After a two-year fight, workers there won a union contract in 2011 calling for pay increases, better breaks and other gains.
Oliverio Gomez, who said “They didn’t treat us like people.”
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