On today's Labor Calendar, NoVA Labor-to-Labor’s get-out-the-vote efforts are running all day today to turn out the union vote for today’ elections in Virginia;
Go to dclabor.org and click on calendar for complete details.
Here’s today’s labor history:
On this date in 1921, striking milk drivers dumped thousands of gallons of milk on New York City streets.
In 2009, some 5,000 Philadelphia-area public transit workers began what was to be a 6-day strike centered on wages and pension benefits.
Today’s labor quote is by Walter Reuther:
“There’s a direct relationship between the ballot box and the bread box, and what the union fights for and wins at the bargaining table can be taken away in the legislative halls.”
Walter Reuther was an American labor union leader who made the United Automobile Workers a major force not only in the auto industry but also in the Democratic Party and the Congress of Industrial Organizations in the mid 20th century.