There are three events on today’s labor calendar, from a noontime discussion on the Puerto Rico financial crisis at the AFL-CIO to “Bargaining for the Common Good: Lessons from Los Angeles and Beyond” at 2:30 at Georgetown and then at 6:30 the National Writers Union hosts a panel discussion on “SPY vs. SPY” as Jim Ellenburger and his co-authors of the spy thriller “High Hand” compare notes with a real spy, retired KGB Major General Oleg Kalugin, at the International Spy Museum. For complete details, go to dclabor.org and click on Calendar.
Here’s today's labor history:
On this date in 1934, the Southern Tenant Farmers' Union organized in Tyronza, Arkansas.
In 1995, Detroit newspaper workers began a 19-month strike against Gannett, Knight-Ridder. The strike became a lockout, which lasted four more years.
Today’s labor quote is by Pope Francis
“A way has to be found to enable everyone to benefit from the fruits of the earth, and not simply to close the gap between the affluent and those who must be satisfied with the crumbs falling from the table, but above all to satisfy the demands of justice, fairness, and respect for every human being.”