Here’s today’s labor history:
In 1913, the American Federation of Labor’s convention passed a 1¢ per capita assessment to aid the organization of women workers.
On this date in 1921, the Kansas National Guard was called out to subdue thousands of protesting women who were going from mine to mine attacking non-striking miners in the Pittsburg coal fields. The women made headlines across the state and the nation and were dubbed the "Amazon Army" by the New York Times.
In 1941, eight days after the attack by Japan on Pearl Harbor, the AFL pledged that there would be no strikes in defense-related plants for the duration of World War II.
And on this date in 1967, the U.S. Age Discrimination in Employment Act became law. It bars employment discrimination against anyone aged 40 or older.
In 2003, California's longest nurses’ strike ended after workers at Doctors Medical Center in San Pablo and Pinole approved a new contract with Tenet Healthcare, ending a 13-month walkout.
Today’s labor quote is by Abigail Adams, writing to husband John Adams in 1776:
“If particular care and attention are not paid to the ladies we are determined to foment a rebellion and will not hold ourselves bound to obey any laws in which we have no voice or representation.”