They risked their lives to get us reconnected as the snow fell relentlessly. They are heroes in our eyes and we want to say: Thank you for all that you do!"
On today's labor calendar, Head-Roc, "The Mayor of DC Hip-Hop" will perform and talk about working life from 5-6pm on tonight's Labor Live@5 here on WPFW 89.3FM.
Here’s today’s labor history:
On this date in 1917, three hundred newsboys organized to protest a cut in pay by the Minneapolis Tribune.
In 1977, legal secretary Iris Rivera was fired for refusing to make coffee, sparking protests by secretaries across Chicago.
And in 1987, the 170-day lockout of 22,000 steelworkers by USX Corporation ended with a pay cut but greater job security. It was the longest work stoppage in the history of the U.S. steel industry.
Today’s labor quote is by American author and humorist Jarod Kintz, from This Book is Not FOR SALE:
“Employment: I’ll trade my time and labor for your money. So time is not money, because money is time plus labor. I spend my time saving money, I spend my money saving time, and I labor hard to not labor hard.”