In a new Solidarity Center video, women farm workers in Morocco describe how they stood up for their rights and negotiated a contract that protects them from being fired when they marry and gives them access to maternity leave and training for jobs only men had been allowed to hold.
Check out the video on our website at dclabor.org
On today’s labor calendar, tonight at 6pm at the 5th and K Busboys, catch the DC premiere screening of "Labor Wars of the Northwest,“ about the 1919 Seattle General Strike, followed by a discussion with labor historians Joe McCartin and Julie Greene, moderated by Harold Meyerson, editor-at-large at The American Prospect.
The program is FREE but you must RSVP at dclabor.org, click on Calendar.
Here’s labor historian David Jepsen, who directed "Labor Wars of the Northwest,“ with today’s labor history:
(audio): Seattle General Strike begins on this date in 1919. The city was run by a General Strike Committee for six days as tens of thousands of union members stopped work in support of 32,000 striking longshoremen.
Today’s labor quote is by Hayat Khomssi, a female farm worker in Morocco, from the Solidarity Center video. Hayat Khomssi, who said:
"I now feel equal to men, making the same weekly wages."
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