On today's Labor Calendar,
Find out more about your rights on the job today at 1pm on the "Your Rights At Work" call-in show right here on WPFW 89.3 FM.
At 3:30pm, the Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor hosts the Georgetown Just Employment Policy 10th Anniversary Celebration to celebrate Georgetown University's Just Employment Policy.
And at 5pm, don’t miss the DC Suds & Solidarity happy hour, sponsored by the Washington-Baltimore Newspaper Guild's Local 32035.
Go to dclabor.org and click on calendar for complete details.
Here’s today’s labor history:
On this date in 1855, Eugene Victor Debs, labor leader, socialist, three-time candidate for president and first president of the American Railway Union, was born in Terre Haute, Indiana.
In 1916, at least seven Wobblies were killed, 50 wounded and an unknown number went missing in the Everett, Washington massacre.
And on this date in 2007, some 12,000 television and movie writers began what was to become a 3-month strike against producers over demands for an increase in pay for movies and television shows released on DVD and for a bigger share of the revenue from work delivered over the Internet.
Today’s labor quote is by Gene Debs:
“The issue is Socialism versus Capitalism. I am for Socialism because I am for humanity. We have been cursed with the reign of gold long enough.”