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Here’s today's labor history:
On this date in 1935, hundreds of Transport Workers Union members descended on a New York City courthouse, offering their own money to bail out their president, Mike Quill, and four other union leaders arrested while making their way through Grand Central Station to union headquarters after picketing the Interborough Rapid Transit offices in lower Manhattan.
Today’s labor quote is by president Barack Obama, when he signed a $26 billion dollar bill on this date in 2010 designed to protect 300,000 teachers, police and others from layoffs spurred by budgetary crises in states hard-hit by the Great Recession.
"We can't stand by and do nothing while pink slips are given to the men and women who educate our children or protect our communities"