On today's labor calendar, this month’s Bread & Roses program is “From "At The River I Stand" to Janus v. AFSCME” from 6 to 8pm tonight at the Takoma Busboys and Poets. This moving documentary recounts the two months leading up to Martin Luther King Jr.'s death in 1968, coinciding with the 65-day strike of 1,300 Memphis sanitation workers.
The program is free; full details – and an RSVP link -- on our website, dclabor.org, click on calendar.
Here’s today's labor history:
On this date in 1883, the United States Civil Service Commission was established as the Pendleton Act went into effect.
Today’s labor quote is by Martin Luther King, Jr.
"No work is insignificant. All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence."