In today’s labor history, on this date in 1939, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Hague v. Committee for Industrial Organization, upholding several lower courts’ rulings that Jersey City mayor Frank Hague’s ordinance banning labor meetings in public places and prohibiting the distribution of CIO literature violated the First Amendment right to freedom of assembly and was therefore unconstitutional.
Today’s labor quote is by Ryan Timlin, president of Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1005, which represents Minneapolis bus drivers and last week refused to transport George Floyd protesters to jail. Ryan Timlin, who said:
“If we feel if something is unjust, then workers should have the right not to support the situation or provide their services.”
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