Funded by the Berger-Marks Foundation, the Women Innovating Labor Leadership Empower project will involve both the Georgetown initiative and the Center for Innovation in Worker Organization at the Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations.
“The Kalmanovitz Initiative is delighted to add this exciting new dimension to its work promoting a more just, sustainable and democratic economy,” said Joseph McCartin, the initiative’s director. “By mobilizing women of all backgrounds to steer a dynamic workers movement, WILL Empower deepens Georgetown’s commitment to advance justice and the common good.” The project begins this month, with programming in place by the fall of 2017.
For this week’s labor calendar, go to dclabor.org, and click on Calendar.
Here’s today's labor history:
On this date in 1869, Emma Goldman, women's rights activist and radical, was born in Lithuania. She came to the United States at age 17.
In 1905, the Industrial Workers of the World, also known as the "Wobblies," was founded on this date in Chicago.
Today’s labor quote is the motto of the Wobblies:
"An injury to one is an injury to all."
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