A Montgomery County food bank got a big helping hand last weekend when a group of members of the Laborer’s, locals 202 and 710 in DC and Baltimore helped pack food at the Manna Food Center for families in need. “Our members care about giving back to local communities, and not just through their work on safe, reliable construction projects,” reported LiUNA Mid-Atlantic.
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Here’s today's labor history:
On this date in 1912, West Virginia coal miners struck, defending themselves against the National Guard.
Today’s labor quote is by Reverend Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., who led a four-week boycott of bus companies in New York City, which on this date in 1941 agreed to hire 200 black drivers and mechanics.
Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., who said:
“I am the product of the sustained indignation of a branded grandfather, the militant protest of my grandmother, the disciplined resentment of my father and mother, and the power of the mass action of the church.”
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