On today’s Labor Calendar, the America's Journey for Justice Rally will take place starting at 9am in Upper Senate Park. And tonight at 6:30pm, Ellen Bravo, longtime activist, former director of 9to5 and award-winning author, will discuss her new novel, "Again and Again" at the 14th Street Busboys and Poets.
Complete details on our website at dclabor.org; click on calendar.
Here’s today’s labor history:
On this date in 1945, more than 43,000 oil workers struck in 20 states, part of the post-war strike wave.
In 2004, a player lockout by the National Hockey League began, leading to cancellation of what would have been the league’s 88th season. The lockout, over owner demands that salaries be capped, lasted 310 days.
And in 2004, the Farm Labor Organizing Committee won a signed contract with the Mount Olive Pickle Company and growers, ending a 5-year boycott. The agreement marked the first time an American labor union represented guest workers.
Today’s labor quote is by Ellen Bravo:
“I feel successful when I see movements grow and people stand up, when I watch people become aware of their own power as they join together with others. I measure success by that kind of growth, not just by what gets passed into law.”