And in Virginia, organized labor will be getting out the vote today for Ralph Northam for governor and other labor-endorsed candidates; for the latest labor events, go to dclabor.org, and click on calendar.
Here’s today's labor history:
On this date in 1917, some 1,300 building trades workers in eastern Massachusetts participated in a general strike on all military work in the area to protest the use of open-shop builders. The strike held on for a week in the face of threats from the U.S. War Department.
Today’s labor quote is by IUE President Paul Jennings, who described Boulwarism as, quote, "telling the workers what they are entitled to and then trying to shove it down their throats," unquote.
Boulwarism was created and named by Lemuel Ricketts Boulware, a General Electric vice president in the 1950s. Under this policy, management unilaterally decides what is "fair" and refuses to budge on anything during contract negotiations.
Boulware died on this date in 1990.