Here’s today’s labor history:
On this date in 1882, Franklin Delano Roosevelt was born in Hyde Park, New York. He was elected president of the United States four times starting in 1932. His New Deal programs helped America survive the Great Depression. FDR’s legislative achievements included the creation of the National Labor Relations Act, which allows workers to organize unions, bargain collectively, and strike.
Today’s labor quote is by Franklin Delano Roosevelt:
“No business which depends for its existence on paying less than living wages to its workers has any right to continue in this country. By living wages I mean more than a bare subsistence level – I mean the wages of decent living.”