"Enough is enough," said UNITE HERE President D. Taylor. "While Donald Trump waged an indefensible anti-worker and anti-immigrant presidential campaign, the workers at his Las Vegas hotel fought for dignity and respect in their workplace. They voted to unionize, they won, and now the law says Trump must negotiate."
Local supporters will picket at the Trump Old Post Office Hotel this Thursday at noon; for complete details and the latest local labor calendar listings -- including tonight's planning session at the Takoma Busboys and Poets for the 2017 DC LaborFest, go to dclabor.org and click on Calendar.
Here’s today's labor history:
On this date in 1941, 1,700 news dealers in New York went out on strike against the World Telegram over the price of newspapers, delivery charges, and the return of unsold newspapers. The strike spread as other publishers refused to make deliveries to dealers who joined the strike. A judge issued an injunction against the strike, ruling that the news dealers were not employees.
And in 1948, nearly 1,500 plantation workers struck Olaa Sugar, on Hawaii’s Big Island.
Today’s labor quote is by Eleanor Roosevelt
Eleanor Roosevelt, American politician, diplomat and activist, who in 1943 told the Congress of Industrial Organizations that:
"I believe you should tell the story of injustices, of inequalities, of bad conditions, so that the people as a whole in this country really face the problems that people who are pushed to the point of striking know all about, but others know practically nothing about."