Union solidarity was strong yesterday morning outside the Supreme Court as the justices heard arguments in Janus vs. AFSCME, the biggest labor case of our time.
Hundreds of union members and their supporters turned out beneath gray skies to show their support for the nearly 20 million public-sector workers whose unions are the target in the case. Here’s some sound from the rally:
On today's labor calendar,
Former Congressman David Bonior will discuss his new book “Whip: Leading the Progressive Battle During the Rise of the Right” today at noon at the AFL-CIO
and then tonight catch a screening of “Soundtrack For A Revolution” at 6pm at the Shirlington Busboys and Poets.
Complete details, as always, on our website, dclabor.org, click on Calendar.
Here’s today's labor history:
On this date in 1937, 450 workers and customers occupied a Detroit Woolworth’s for eight days in support of the Waiters and Waitresses Union.
Today’s labor quote is by Eugene V. Debs, the legendary labor leader who began his career in the movement on this date in 1875, when he joined the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen. Gene Debs, who said:
“The truth has always been dangerous to the rule of the rogue, the exploiter, the robber. So the truth must be suppressed.”
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