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Parades and picnics are a feature of many Labor Day celebrations across the country and local unionists are participating in several here in the metro area, in Greenbelt, Gaithersburg and Alexandria. There are also some other cool observances, including WPFW’s Labor Day Special, which I'm co-hosting with Bill Fletcher from 9 am to noon. Go to dclabor.org for our complete preview.
Here’s today's labor history:
On this date in 1996, dancers at San Francisco’s Lusty Lady Club voted to unionize. Their first union contract guaranteed work shifts, protection against arbitrary discipline and termination and automatic hourly wage increases. Dancers also won sick days, a grievance procedure, and removal of one-way mirrors from peep show booths. In 2003 the Lusty Lady was bought by the dancers and became a worker cooperative.
Today’s labor quote is by Courtney Crimson, a dancer at the Lusty Lady, who said:
"The Lusty Lady has started a revolution for the rights of sex workers everywhere. And I feel that this revolution will continue long after we’re gone.'
The Lusty Lady closed on Labor Day, 2013
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