On today's labor calendar, celebrate Independence Day by joining the NoVA Labor contingent at the July 4 Parade in Dale City, Virginia. They'll meet in the parking lot of the Mapledale Plaza Giant at 9am; details on our website at dclabor.org, click on Calendar.
Here’s today's labor history:
On this date in 1916, the American Federation of Labor dedicated its new Washington, D.C. headquarters building at 9th St. and Massachusetts Ave. NW. The building, now part of the Marriott Marquis, later became headquarters for Plumbers and Pipefitters.
Today’s labor quote is by Sam Gompers, president of the American Federation of Labor from 1886 to until his death in 1924. Samuel Gompers, who said:
“We do want more, and when it becomes more, we shall still want more. And we shall never cease to demand more until we have received the results of our labor.”
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