"It feels really good to have all the support today from people who want to see us treated right," said Registered Nurse Nina Scott, who cares for critically ill babies at Holy Cross. "The only sad thing is how much opposition we're getting from management, and how they're really violating our rights." Check out our rally photos on our Twitter feed @dclabor
On today's labor calendar:
"Race, Class, and Struggle Then & Now" features a conversation with Jerome Scott, former member of the League of Revolutionary Black Workers, today at 5pm at Howard University.
Also at 5pm today, catch our monthly Labor [email protected] edition here on WPFW, when I'll host "Chill Parents," a punk band from Washington, DC that includes Jon Williams , communications manager for UFCW Local 400.
Complete details, as always, on our website at dclabor.org, click on Calendar.
Here’s today's labor history,
On this date in 1903, the Western Federation of Miners struck for the 8-hour day.
Also on this date in 1903, President Theodore Roosevelt created the Department of Commerce and Labor. It was divided into two separate government departments ten years later.
And in 1996, striking workers at Detroit’s newspapers, out since the previous July, offered to return to work. The offer was accepted five days later but the newspapers vowed to retain some 1,200 strikebreakers. A court ruling the following year ordered most of the former strikers reinstated.
Today’s labor quote is by Jimmy Hoffa, the Teamsters leader who was born on this date in 1913.
Jimmy Hoffa, who said "Don't let any man into your cab, your home or your heart, unless he's a friend of labor." Jimmy Hoff also said "Rome wasn't built in a day, but man, did they get a break on the labor."
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