Here's today's labor history:
On this date in 1811, Luddites smashed 63 textile machines near Nottingham, England. The Luddites were 19th-century English textile artisans who protested against new machinery which threatened to replace the artisans with less-skilled, low-wage laborers.
In 1950, Transport Workers Union members at American Airlines won an 11-day national strike, gaining what the union said was the first severance pay clause in the industry.
Today's labor quote is by Albert Einstein, who said:
“It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity.”