Here’s today’s labor history: on this date in 1918, 1,000 members of the Australian Workers’ Union, protesting unemployment, lack of political representation, and taxation without representation, marched on the Government House in Darwin, Australia, demanding the resignation of John Gilruth, Administrator of the Northern Territory. Gilruth left under military protection, never to return, and Harold Nelson, who led the protest, went on to win the first Territory seat in Australia’s House of Representatives.
Today’s labor quote is by artist Ralph Ransom:
"Before the reward there must be labor. You plant before you harvest. You sow in tears before you reap joy."