In DC, the Metro Washington Council has endorsed Robert White, Anthony Lorenzo Green, Trayon White, Jordan Grossman and Janeese Lewis George.
In Maryland, we’ve endorsed Steny Hoyer, Paul Sarbanes, David Trone, Jamie Raskin and Anthony Brown.
Voters are urged to vote by mail, and your ballot must be dropped off or postmarked by tomorrow. Details at dclabor.org
In today’s labor history, on this date in 1888, the Ladies Federal Labor Union Number 2703, based in Illinois, was granted a charter from the American Federation of Labor. Women from a wide range of occupations were among the members, who ultimately were successful in coalescing women’s groups interested in suffrage, temperance, health, housing, and child labor reform to win state legislation in these areas.
Today’s labor quote is by Charles Moyer, President of the Western Federation of Miners, responding to the strike on this date in 1903 by 3,500 immigrant copper miners in Clifton-Morenci, Arizona. Charles Moyer, who declared:
“The men at Morenci have the full support of the Western Federation of Miners.”
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