For the latest local labor calendar listings, go to dclabor.org and click on Calendar.
Here’s today's labor history:
On this date in 1932, three thousand unemployed auto workers, led by the Communist Party of America, braved the cold in Dearborn, Michigan, to demand jobs and relief from Henry Ford. The marchers got too close to the gate and were gassed. After re-grouping, they were sprayed with water and shot at. Four men died immediately and 60 were wounded.
In 1942, IWW founder, anarchist and labor organizer Lucy Parsons died.
In 1988, Hollywood writers represented by the Writers Guild of America struck against 200 television and movie studios over residuals payments and creative rights. The successful strike lasted 150 days, one of the longest in industry history.
And on this date in 2003, musicians struck Broadway musicals and shows went dark when actors and stagehands honored picket lines. The strike was resolved after four days.
Today’s labor quote is by Lucy Parsons
"Strike not for a few cents more an hour, because the price of living will be raised faster still, but strike for all you earn, be content with nothing less."
Union City Radio is supported by UnionPlus. UnionPlus is committed to improving the quality of life of working families; find out more at unionplus.org.