Here’s today’s labor history:
On this date in 1908, officers of the American Federation of Labor were found in contempt of court for urging a labor boycott of Buck's Stove and Range Company in St Louis, where the Metal Polishers were striking for a 9-hour day. In 1970, construction workers topped out the North Tower of the World Trade Center at 1,368 feet, making it the tallest building in the world. And in 2008, Walmart, the nation's largest employer, with 1.4 million "associates," agreed to settle 63 wage and hour suits across the U.S., for a grand total of between $352 million and $640 million. It was accused of failure to pay overtime, requiring off-the-clock work, and failure to provide required meal and rest breaks.
Today’s labor quote is by Yoda, from the film "The Empire Strikes Back":
"Do or do not. There is no try."