Today's local labor calendar is packed, from phonebanks at the AFL-CIO and NoVA Labor, to the Prince Georges and Montgomery County COPE meeting. And of course this week's edition of "Your Rights at Work" at 1pm here on WPFW 89.3 FM, featuring ATU 689 president Jackie Jeter on how transit workers are handling the challenges of SafeTrack.
For details on the latest local labor calendar listings, go to dclabor.org and click on Calendar.
Here’s today's labor history:
On this date in 1845, some 5,000 female cotton workers in and around Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania struck for the 10-hour day. The next day, male trade unionists became the first male auxiliary when they gathered to protect the women from police attacks. The strike ultimately failed.
And in 1962, President Kennedy signed off on a $900 million-dollar public-works bill for projects in economically depressed areas.
Today’s labor quote is by John F. Kennedy
"The American labor movement has consistently demonstrated its devotion to the public interest. It is, and has been, good for all Americans."