"That leaves us where we were when we left off some months ago," says Fredrick Kunkle, co-chair of the Guild’s bargaining unit at the Post. "Returning to the open bargaining table is a sign of how unsatisfactory the Post’s proposals have been."
On today's labor calendar,
Lane Windham will discuss her new book, "Knocking on Labor's Door" tonight at 6 at the Takoma Busboys and Poets. Highlighting the often-overlooked contributions of women, people of color, young workers, and southerners, Windham reveals how in the 1970s a newly diversified working class powered a new wave of private-sector union organizing efforts.
Here’s today's labor history:
On this date in 1981, half a million unionists converged on Washington D.C., for a Solidarity Day march and rally protesting Republican policies.
Today’s labor quote is by Joe Glazer, the musician and labor educator often referred to as “Labor’s Troubadour,” who died on this date in 2006 at age 88. Joe Glazer, who sang in “The Mill Was Made of Marble”:
"I dreamed that I had died, And gone to my reward,
A job in heaven's textile plant, On a golden boulevard.
The mill was made of marble, The machines were made of gold,
And nobody ever got tired, And nobody ever grew old."
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