Despite unseasonably warm temperatures and a blazing noonday sun that ratcheted up the heat even more, nearly 100 News Guild union members and their supporters turned out for a spirited picket line Wednesday in front of the Washington Post on K Street. The union’s trademark balloons floated gaily above picket signs as chants rang out, demanding a contract.
Complete details on both these stories – plus photos – on our website at dclabor.org
Here’s today's labor history:
On this date in 2010, tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets of Europe, striking against government austerity measures. Workers in more than a dozen countries participated, protesting job losses, retirement deferments, pension reductions, and cuts to schools, hospitals, and welfare services.
Today’s labor quote is by Mother Jones, who said:
“No matter what the fight, don't be ladylike! God almighty made women and the Rockefeller gang of thieves made the ladies.”
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