Union nurses celebrated earlier this month after the introduction of the Healthy Maryland Act of 2018, which would create a single-payer healthcare program in the state. “With hundreds of thousands of Marylanders still uninsured, and far too many more struggling with medical bills, Maryland desperately needs guaranteed healthcare for all,” said Melody Jones, a registered nurse in Maryland and a member of National Nurses United. All Marylanders would be automatically enrolled in the program, regardless of pre-existing conditions or where they work.
On today's labor calendar,
"Soundtrack for a Revolution" screens free at the DC LaborFest’s Bread & Roses series at the Takoma Busboys and Poets, starting at 6pm tonight.
Complete details on our website, dclabor.org, click on Calendar.
Here’s today's labor history:
On this date in 1990, the United Mine Workers settled the bitter 10-month Pittston strike in Virginia, Kentucky and West Virginia.
Today’s labor quote is by Cecil Roberts, vice-president of the mine workers during the Pittston strike, and now the union’s president. Cecil Roberts, who said:
“People understood that if you fill up the jailhouses and fill up the courthouses then sooner or later you’ll get someone’s attention.”
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