On today’s labor calendar, check out this week’s edition of “Your Rights At Work” at 1pm here on WPFW, when we’ll take your calls about worker rights, plus we’ll visit with Rana Foroohar – author of “Makers and Takers: The Rise of Finance and the Fall of American Business” and Tula Connell – author of “Conservative Counterrevolution: Challenging Liberalism in 1950s Milwaukee” -- and we’ll hear about the power of black women’s vote from Carmen Berkley. It all starts here on WPFW 89.3 FM at 1pm; get complete details on our website at dclabor.org; click on Calendar.
Here’s today's labor history:
On this date in 2010, tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets of Europe, striking against government austerity measures. Workers in more than a dozen countries participated, including Spain, Belgium, Greece, Portugal, Ireland, Slovenia, and Lithuania, protesting job losses, retirement deferments, pension reductions, and cuts to schools, hospitals, and welfare services.
Today’s labor quote is by Petee Talley
"Black women are born organizers. We know what our families and communities need to thrive, and we vote for candidates who can deliver."
Petee Talley is secretary-treasurer of the Ohio AFL-CIO, the first black woman to hold that position.