Recounting the history of transport work from it's earliest days when private operators worked their horses four-hour shifts but forced 12-hour shifts on their workers, DC Circulator Bus Operator Flynn 'Tiny' Burke urged transit workers to "Organize, unite, and fight!"
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Here’s today's labor history:
On this date in 1939, the Hatch Act was passed. Officially titled "An Act to Prevent Pernicious Political Activities," the Hatch Act prohibits employees in the executive branch of the federal government, except the president, vice-president, and certain designated high-level officials of that branch, from engaging in some forms of political activity. The law was named for Senator Carl Hatch of New Mexico and was most recently amended in 2012.
Today’s labor quote is a traditional Aboriginal Wise Saying
"If you come only to help me, you can go back home. But if you consider my struggle as part of your struggle for survival, then maybe we can work together."