On today's Labor Calendar, Bill Lucy, longtime Secretary-Treasurer of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees and founder of the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists, will provide his firsthand account of the 1968 sanitation workers' strike in Memphis, Tennessee, today at noon at the AFL-CIO.
And tonight at 6:30 the Metro Washington Council holds its monthly meeting at the AFL-CIO.
Go to dclabor.org and click on calendar for complete details.
Here’s today’s labor history:
On this date in 1949, the National Association of Letter Carriers achieved equalization of wages for all letter carriers, meaning city delivery carriers began receiving the same wages regardless of the size of the community in which they worked.
And in 1980, the J.P. Stevens textile company was forced to sign its first union contract after a 17-year struggle in North Carolina and other southern states.
Today’s labor quote is by Martin Luther King Jr.:
“Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity. “
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