This is the first in a series of SmartTrip Card giveaways being sponsored by the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 689, Metro’s largest union, representing nearly 10,000 active WMATA front-line employees.
On today's labor calendar:
Don’t miss the DC LaborFest Preview tonight from 6-8 pm at the Takoma Busboys and Poets. We'll show trailers for the upcoming DC Labor FilmFest, plus we'll have LaborFest Save the Date cards, a raffle for free LaborFest scarves and hats and free LaborFest shirts for volunteers.
Full details are on our website at dclabor.org, click on Calendar.
Here’s today's labor history:
On this date in 1912, West Virginia coal miners struck, defending themselves against the National Guard.
In 1941, after a four-week boycott led by Reverend Adam Clayton Powell Jr., bus companies in New York City agreed to hire 200 Black drivers and mechanics.
Today’s labor quote is by Adam Clayton Powell Jr, who said
“Unless man is committed to the belief that all mankind are his brothers, then he labors in vain and hypocritically in the vineyards of equality.”
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