For details on where to vote in DC, Maryland or Virginia, and for labor’s endorsements, go to our website at dclabor.org
On today’s labor calendar, the local labor movement will be getting out the vote at phonebanks at the AFL-CIO in downtown DC or at NoVA Labor in Annandale, Virginia; all are welcome to join us; details at dclabor.org; click on Calendar.
Here’s today's labor history:
On this date in 1892, 20,000 workers, Black and White, staged a general strike in New Orleans, demanding union recognition and hour and wage gains.
In 1933, President Franklin D. Roosevelt announced plans for the Civil Works Administration to create four million additional jobs for the Depression-era unemployed. The workers ultimately laid 12 million feet of sewer pipe and built or made substantial improvements to 255,000 miles of roads, 40,000 schools, 3,700 playgrounds, and nearly 1,000 airports, not to mention 250,000 outhouses still badly needed in rural America.
Today’s labor quote is by Hillary Clinton
Hillary Clinton, who said, "Always aim high, work hard, and care deeply about what you believe in. And, when you stumble, keep faith. And, when you’re knocked down, get right back up and never listen to anyone who says you can’t or shouldn’t go on."