On today’s labor calendar, the noontime Fed UP! Rise UP! Rally and Lobby Day on Capitol Hill is the highlight of a day of labor actions around town that begins with a 9am picket with ATU 689 bus drivers in Lorton. UNITE HERE 23 will picket at USDA at 2pm and then at 4:30, there’s a rally and march for SEIU 32bj Building Services Workers in Arlington.
For complete details and all the latest labor calendar listings, go to dclabor.org and click on Calendar.
In today’s labor history, on this date in 1918, Canada declared the Wobblies – members of the International Workers of the World – illegal.
Today’s labor quote is from the IWW’s constitution, which says;
“The working class and the employing class have nothing in common. There can be no peace so long as hunger and want are found among millions of working people, and the few who make up the employing class have all the good things of life.”
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