On today’s labor calendar,
The work-life balance is the topic at noon today at the AFL-CIO at a discussion about the new book “Finding Time: The Economics of Work-Life Conflict” by Heather Boushey.
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Here’s today's labor history:
On this date in 1852, the earliest recorded strike by Chinese immigrants to the U.S. occurred when stonemasons, who were brought to San Francisco to build the three-story Parrott granite building—made from Chinese prefabricated blocks—struck for higher pay.
In 1966, some 35,000 members of the Machinists union began what was to become a 43-day strike—the largest in airline history—against five carriers. The mechanics and other ground service workers wanted to share in the airlines’ substantial profits.
And in 1971, New York City drawbridge tenders, in a dispute with the state over pension issues, left a dozen bridges open, snarling traffic in what the Daily News described as "the biggest traffic snafu in the city's history."
Today’s labor quote is by Heather Boushey
“In a world where women are breadwinners or co-breadwinners in two-thirds of American families with children, how we help families cope with care isn’t a ‘women’s issue’ by a long shot. It’s a serious economic issue.”
Heather Boushey directs the Washington Center for Equitable Growth and advises Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.