With the holidays right around the corner, the Metro Labor Council's Community Services Agency’s Annual Holiday Basket Project is underway. To find out how you can help needy working families, go to dclabor.org and click on Community Services.
Election phonebanks continue all week at the AFL-CIO and NoVA Labor, and on Thursday hotel workers and their supporters will picket at the Trump Hotel in the Old Post Office; for complete details on these and all the latest local labor calendar listings go to dclabor.org and click on Calendar.
Here’s today's labor history:
On this date in 1898, company guards killed at least eight miners who were attempting to stop scabs from taking their jobs in Virden, Illinois.
In 1933, some 2,000 workers demanding union recognition closed down dress manufacturing in Los Angeles.
And in 1976, more than one million Canadian workers demonstrated against wage controls.
Today’s labor quote is by labor historian William Cahn
"The history of America has been largely created by the deeds of its working people and their organizations--there is scarcely an issue that is not influenced by labor’s organized efforts or lack of them."