“In that era, they were lobbing vicious attacks against workers with guns and batons,” Jos says. “Today, they are armed with suits and maneuvers that undercut workers from Wall Street to the state house to the U.S. Supreme Court. Corporate giants are maintaining profits by paying workers as little as possible.” He insists that this is no longer just an American problem. “It’s a global problem, and we need global strategies to solve it.”
Williams will receive the JC Turner Award for Outstanding Trades Unionist at the March 12 Evening with Labor; email [email protected] or call 202-974-8221 for tickets.
And you can go to dclabor.org to read our complete profile and see photos of Jos over the years.
For the latest list of events of the local labor calendar, go to dclabor.org and click on calendar.
Here’s today’s labor history:
On this date in 1913, postal workers were granted the 8-hour day.
In 1990, more than 6,000 drivers struck Greyhound Lines, most wound up losing their jobs to strikebreakers after Greyhound declared an impasse in negotiations.
Today’s labor quote is by Robert Reich
“Liberals are concerned about the concentration of wealth because it almost inevitably leads to a concentration of power that undermines democracy.”
Former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich is an American political commentator, professor, and author.