Campaigners for worker rights, gay-lesbian-bisexual rights, immigrants’ rights, freedom from police brutality against African-Americans, veterans who protested wars and Muslim-Americans protesting discrimination turned out in a joyful celebration of solidarity before returning home to resume the struggle for justice.
Check out our detailed report – and lots of photos – on our website at dclabor.org
On today's labor calendar, Metro’s unions will host their third public town hall meeting tonight at 7pm in Arlington, this one for WMATA riders in Northern Virginia. Complete details are on our website; go to dclabor.org and click on calendar
Here’s today's labor history:
On this date in 1935, Krueger’s Cream Ale, the first canned beer, went on sale in Richmond, Virginia. Pabst was the second brewer in the same year to sell beer in cans, which came with opening instructions and the suggestion: "cool before serving."
Today’s labor quote is by Liz Shuler, Executive Vice President of the AFL-CIO
Liz Shuler, who said last Saturday:
“We’re going to march together and stand together in solidarity to make sure our voices are heard.”