Unionists will be right in the middle of them.
And many of the participating organizations are already laying plans to continue the protests and the activism right through Trump’s first 100 days in office, which would extend through May Day, celebrated by workers around the world. Leaders expect at least a quarter of a million people to rally in Washington on January 21 to protect the right to reproductive choice. The Coalition of Labor Union Women and the Communications Workers both sent out alerts to their members late last month, telling them about the Women's March on Washington and urging them to join it.
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Hey, did you hear the one about the Fortune 500 CEO who decided he’d take a salary no more than 20 times what his highest-paid employee made? Don’t be silly, of course you didn’t!
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Here’s today's labor history:
On this date in 1933, angered by increasing farm foreclosures during the Great Depression, members of Iowa's Farmers Holiday Association threatened to lynch bankers and law officials.
In 1961, Danish barbers’ assistants ended the longest strike in modern history; it lasted 33 years.
And in 1965, eight thousand New York City social workers struck, demanding better conditions for welfare recipients.
Today’s labor quote is by William Faulkner
“Some things you must always be unable to bear...Injustice and outrage and dishonor and shame. No matter how young you are or how old you have got...Just refuse to bear them.”