On today’s labor calendar, the Metropolitan Washington Council’s, Prince George’s and Montgomery County Committee on Political Education meet this morning starting at 9am for primary election candidate interviews; complete details, as always, on our website, dclabor.org, click on Calendar.
Here’s today's labor history:
On this date in 1868, San Francisco brewery workers began a 9-month strike as local employers followed the union-busting lead of the National Brewer’s Association and fired their unionized workers, replacing them with scabs. Two unionized brewers refused to go along, kept producing beer, prospered wildly and induced the Association to capitulate. One contract benefit since having unionized two years earlier, and certainly worth defending, was free beer for the workers.
Today’s labor quote is by Martin Luther King Jr., who said:
“We may all have come on different ships, but we're in the same boat now.”
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