“We are very proud of our Silver LEED certification,” said Training Director Tim Haley, “which means the design and operation of our building is environmentally safe and uses energy efficiently. Not only do we re-use rainwater for our sanitary and training needs, but the building allows us to train our apprentices in skills needed for future building technologies, so new jobs can be done by union members. It’s a win-win for all!”
On today’s labor calendar, the U.S. Department of Labor and the Child Labor Coalition host a panel discussion entitled “End Child Labor In Supply Chains - It's Everyone's Business” starting at 1p at the Labor Department.
For complete details and the latest local labor calendar, go to dclabor.org and click on Calendar.
Here’s today's labor history:
On this date in 1872, unions were legalized in Canada.
In 1951, the first commercial computer, UNIVAC I, was installed at the U.S. Census Bureau.
Today’s labor quote is by former IBM CEO Louis Gerstner, Jr.
“Computers are magnificent tools for the realization of our dreams, but no machine can replace the human spark of spirit, compassion, love, and understanding.”