On today’s labor calendar, Good Jobs Nation is holding a "Rally for Good Jobs" starting at 9:30am at Massachusetts and D St NE. The Stop Fast Track Phonebank continues at NoVA Labor this morning at 10am in Annandale, and then at 11am there’s a Homegoing Celebration at St. Stephens Baptist Church in Temple Hills for Rolene McKnight, the Metro Washington Council’s former receptionist. Go to dclabor.org and click on calendar for complete details.
In today’s labor history, songwriter, musician and activist Hazel Dickens died at age 75 on this date in 2011. Among her songs: “They’ll Never Keep Us Down” and “Working Girl Blues.”
Today’s labor quote is by cultural blogger John Pietaro:
"Hazel Dickens didn’t just sing the anthems of labor, she lived them. Her place on many a picket line, staring down gunfire and goon squads, embedded her into the cause."