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Here’s today’s labor history:
On this date in 1882, the Toronto Trades and Labour Council endorsed the principle of equal pay for equal work between men and women.
And in 1916, 8,000 workers struck Youngstown Sheet & Tube. The following day the strikers’ wives and other family members joined in the protest. Company guards used tear gas bombs and fired into the crowd; three strikers were killed and 25 wounded.
Today’s labor quote is by actress Kerry Washington:
"Today there are people trying to take away rights that our mothers, grandmothers and great-grandmothers fought for: our right to vote, our right to choose, affordable quality education, equal pay, access to health care. We the people can't let that happen."
Actress -- and SAG-AFTRA member -- Kerry Washington stars in "Scandal," the hit TV show set in Washington, DC.