On today's labor calendar, you can tour the Electrical Workers Museum today at noon and then tonight don’t miss the Young Trade Unionists Night at the Movies and Happy Hour, beginning at 5:30pm at McGinty's in Silver Spring, followed by the 7:20pm screening of Eat Sleep Die at the AFI. Go to dclabor.org and click on calendar for complete details, including signing up for LaborFest tours.
In today's labor history, the Canadian government established the Department of Labour in 1909; it took the U.S. another four years; and on this date in 1913, some 10,000 IWW dock workers struck in Philadelphia. In 1998, thousands of yellow cab drivers in New York City held a 1-day strike, stunning city officials.
Today's labor quote is by Cesar Chavez:
“Fighting for social justice, it seems to me, is one of the profoundest ways in which man can say yes to man’s dignity, and that really means sacrifices. There is no way on this earth in which you can say yes to a man’s dignity and know that you’re going to be spared some sacrifice.”
YOUR RIGHTS AT WORK: Tip #13 (click below)
This is Chris Garlock, with Union City Radio’s Your Rights at Work tip of the day:
Employers may not take money from your wages for uniforms, tools, or other supplies needed for the job if the result is that you are left earning less than the minimum wage.
Find out more about your rights at work from the Employment Justice Center, at DCEJC.ORG or call 202-828-9675.