Also on today’s labor calendar, veterans and RNs are hosting a town hall at the Capitol Hill Presbyterian Church at 6 tonight to educate the public on the current threats to the VA health care system. Nurses and veterans are calling on Congress to protect the VA from privatization efforts and to fully staff and fund the VA so it can continue to provide the highest quality of care to our nation’s veterans.
For details and the latest local labor events listings, go to dclabor.org and click on Calendar.
Here’s Saul Schniderman with today’s labor history…
On this date in 1913, Mary Harris “Mother” Jones is arrested while leading a protest of conditions in West Virginia mines. She was 83 years old at the time.
Today’s labor quote is by Mother Jones, who said: “I’m not a lady, I’m a hell-raiser!”
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