Details on the Salute to Leadership are on our website, dclabor.org, click on Calendar.
That’s also where you’ll find today’s labor events, which include a free screening of the documentary "Knock Down the House" – about the movement of insurgent candidates to challenge powerful incumbents in Congress—tonight at 6:30 at the Hyattsville Busboys and Poets.
Complete details, dclabor.org, click on Calendar.
In today’s labor history, on this date in 1998, a strike began at a General Motors parts factory in Flint, Michigan, which spread and ultimately forced the closure of GM plants across the country for seven weeks.
Today’s labor quote is by Paul Clark, School Director and Professor of Labor and Employment Relations at Pennsylvania State University.
Paul Clark, who said:
“The only thing workers have to bargain with is their skill or their labor. Denied the right to withhold it as a last resort, they become powerless. The strike is therefore not a breakdown of collective bargaining-it is the indispensable cornerstone of that process.”
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