On today’s labor calendar, Nancy MacLean, author of "Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right's Stealth Plan for America" speaks at the AFL-CIO at noon and again tonight at the Takoma Busboys and Poets at 6pm; complete details at dclabor.org, click on Calendar.
Here’s today's labor history:
On this date in 1983, a 47-day strike at Greyhound Bus Lines ended with members of the Amalgamated Transit Union accepting a new contract containing deep cuts in wages and benefits. Striker Ray Phillips died during the strike, run over on a picket line by a scab Greyhound trainee.
Today’s labor quote is by Nancy MacLean, who writes in "Democracy in Chains” that:
“Public interest has been subordinated to private interest, and when there is no clear distinction between them, it opens the door to endless opportunities for corruption.”
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