On today’s labor calendar, Jobs with Justice’s Eleanor Roosevelt Human Rights Awards will be held tonight starting at 5pm at the National Museum of Women in the Arts; go to dclabor.org and click on calendar for details.
Here’s today’s labor history:
Agnes Nestor, president of the International Glove Workers Union and longtime leader of the Chicago Women's Trade Union League was born on this date in 1880. She began work in a glove factory at age 14 and helped organize unions in other industries, campaigned for women’s suffrage, a minimum wage, and maternity health legislation, and against child labor.
Today’s labor quote is by Eleanor Roosevelt:
We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face... we must do that which we think we cannot.
Eleanor Roosevelt, who said: “I have spent many years of my life in opposition, and I rather like the role.”