Here’s today's labor history:
On this date in 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed Executive Order 10988, guaranteeing federal workers the right to join unions and bargain collectively.
Today’s labor quote is by Lucy Parsons, a labor organizer who helped found the Industrial Workers of the World and who led a hunger march in Chicago on this date in 1915. IWW songwriter Ralph Chaplin wrote "Solidarity Forever" for the march. Lucy Parsons, who said:
"Strike not for a few cents more an hour, because the price of living will be raised faster still, but strike for all you earn. Be content with nothing less."