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On today's labor calendar, it's your last chance to catch "An American Tail," screening at AFI at 5pm in the Films Across Borders series.
Details, of course, on our website, dclabor.org, click on calendar.
Here’s today's labor history:
On this date in 1909, some 20,000 female garment workers went on strike in New York City in what became known as “The Uprising of the 20,000.” The walkout, believed to be the first major successful strike by female workers in American history, ended the following February with union contracts bringing better pay and working conditions.
Today’s labor quote is by Clara Lemlich, a 19-year old garment worker in New York City. On November 22, 1909, after sitting through two hours of speeches by men warning about the dangers of striking, Lemlich took over the podium and said: “I have no further patience for talk as I am one of those who feels and suffers from the things pictured. I move that we go on a general strike...now!”
The audience rose to their feet and cheered, then voted for a strike.