And with Sarah Levesque elected secretary-treasurer – the position previously held by Bridges – both top officers will be women, in a local that is primarily female members.
The local’s executive committee will also include two African-American members, First Vice President Michael Spiller and Second Vice President Rian Howard. All the top officers are uncontested and will take office in April after the local’s next quarterly meeting.
On today’s labor calendar, Support Eulen Workers Right to Organize today at noon at DCA National Airport,
and then at 5, there’s a Speak Out on Workers and the Church in the DC Area at Georgetown University;
for complete details and all the latest labor events listings, go to dclabor.org and click on Calendar.
In today’s labor history, on this date in 1826 Indian field hands at the San Juan Capistrano mission refused to work, engaging in what was probably the first farm worker strike in California.
Today’s labor quote is by Terence V. Powderly, leader of the Knights of Labor, born on this date in 1849. Terence V. Powderly, who said:
“In later life I was charged by many with being an agitator; some of my friends in defending me against assault denied that I was an agitator; they were wrong, I was an agitator and as such did all that lay in my power with voice and pen to agitate against the injustices practices on workingmen and women.”
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