Metro Council president Jos Williams says the conference is "an opportunity to come together to learn more about the civil and human rights campaigns of today and determine how we’re going to rewrite the rules and build power for all working people."
On today's Labor Calendar, at 1pm tune in today's edition of Your Rights at Work here on WPFW 89.3 FM; we'll take your calls and our guest will be Gabby Madriz, Director of the Restaurant Opportunities Center DC, which works to improve working conditions in the local restaurant industry.
Go to dclabor.org and click on calendar for complete details.
Here’s today’s labor history:
On this date in 1934, bank robber Charles Arthur "Pretty Boy" Floyd was killed by FBI agents near East Liverpool, Ohio. He was a hero to the people of Oklahoma who saw
him as a "Sagebrush Robin Hood," stealing from banks, destroying mortgage papers and sharing with the poor.
Today’s labor quote is by Woody Guthrie, from "The Ballad of Pretty Boy Floyd":
"As through this world you travel, you'll meet some funny men;
Some will rob you with a six-gun, and some with a fountain pen"
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