Today's labor calendar features a discussion with African labor leaders on “The South – South Connection,” from 3:30 to 5pm at the AFL-CIO. The Solidarity Center will host the discussion with trade union leaders from Nigeria, Liberia, Kenya and South Africa.
Here’s today’s labor history:
On this date in 2001, workers ratified a new labor agreement at Titan Tire of Natchez, Mississippi, ending the longest strike in the history of the U.S. tire industry, which began May 1, 1998, at the company's Des Moines, Iowa, plant.
Today’s labor quote is by Samuel Gompers, the first president of the American Federation of Labor:
"Time is the most valuable thing on earth: time to think, time to act, time to extend our fraternal relations, time to become better men, time to become better women, time to become better and more independent citizens."