On today's labor calendar, the Kalmanovitz Initiative is hosting a reception at 3:30 this afternoon to introduce Labor, the journal of working class history that is now housed at Georgetown University.
Details on our website, dclabor.org, click on calendar.
Here’s today's labor history:
On this date in 1873, the Miners’ National Association was formed in Youngstown, Ohio, with the goal of uniting all miners, regardless of skill or ethnic background.
Today’s labor quote is by Frank Thompson, who helped organize sugar workers for the longshore workers union. Nearly 1,500 sugar plantation workers in Hawaii went out on strike on this date in 1948.
Frank Thompson, who said:
"From the time a guy was born until he died his whole life was run by the plantations...life was a form of serfdom, a peonage. So anything they could do to improve their wages and things of that kind, why, they were for it."
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