That’s Maine state Senate President Troy Jackson on the AFL-CIO’s latest “State of the Unions” podcast.
(audio) “To be honest it pissed me off so bad that I had to do something and that something was to try and run for Legislature and—and make a change. And I still have that feeling like the working class people really have a hard time getting what they deserve and things like this so I never have forgotten that and I’m never satisfied. But I’ve certainly been pushing a long time to try and change that system here in Maine.”
Hear more from this fifth-generation logger and union member from Maine who says the labor movement was the “driving force” behind his run for state Legislature on “State of the Unions” wherever you listen to podcasts.
On today’s labor calendar, the Metro Washington Council meets tonight at 6:30 at the AFL-CIO;
for complete details and all the latest local labor calendar listings, go to dclabor.org and click on Calendar.
In today’s labor history, on this date in 1933, Wisconsin dairy farmers began the third major milk strike of the year. During the Great Depression, many dairy farmers were driven into poverty.
Today’s labor quote is by Merle Travis, the songwriter and performer who wrote "Dark as a Dungeon;" Merle died on October 20, 1983:
Where it's dark as a dungeon damp as the dew danger is double pleasures are few
Where the rain never falls the sun never shines
It's a dark as a dungeon way down in the mine
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