On today's labor calendar, the film "Documented" screens free at American University at 7pm ; for the latest labor events, go to dclabor.org and click on calendar.
Here’s today's labor history:
On this date in 1892, 20,000 workers, Black and White, staged a general strike in New Orleans, demanding union recognition and hour and wage gains.
And in 1933, President Franklin D. Roosevelt announced plans for the Civil Works Administration to create four million additional jobs for the Depression-era unemployed. The workers laid millions of feet of sewer pipe and built or made substantial improvements to hundreds of thousands of miles of roads, as well as thousands of schools, playgrounds and airports.
Today’s labor quote is by Franklin D. Roosevelt, who said:
"True individual freedom cannot exist without economic security and independence. People who are hungry and out of a job are the stuff of which dictatorships are made."