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On today's local labor calendar, Michael McSorley talks about how the labor movement saved him from a life of drugs, alcohol and crime, today at noon at the AFL-CIO. And then at 1, here on WPFW, this week's edition of "Your Rights At Work" features Joanna Blotner from Jews United for Justice and DC Jobs with Justice Executive Director Elizabeth Falcon on the future of the DC Paid Family and Medical Leave and Just Hours campaigns.
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Here’s today's labor history:
On this date in 1862, President Abraham Lincoln issued a preliminary proclamation warning that he would order the emancipation of all slaves in any state that did not end its rebellion against the Union by January 1, 1863.
In 1910, eighteen-year-old Hannah Shapiro -- called "Annie" by her fellow workers -- led a spontaneous walkout of 17 women at a Hart Schaffner & Marx garment factory in Chicago. It grew into a months-long mass strike involving 40,000 garment workers across the city, protesting 10-hour days, bullying bosses and cuts in already-low wages.
In 2005, OSHA reached its largest-ever settlement agreement, $21 million dollars, with BP Products North America following an explosion at BP's Texas City plant earlier in the year that killed 15 and injured 170.
And on this date in 2006, eleven Domino's employees in Pensacola, Florida formed the nation's first union of pizza delivery drivers.
Today’s labor quote is by Hannah Shapiro
"We all went out. We had to be recognized as people."