The workers said that “We believe that a union will allow us to truly live up to our values; will give us a tangible way to promote diversity, equity and inclusion in our workplace; and will show the rest of the world how truly invested we are in the right of workers to make a fair living on a livable planet.”
Nearly 80 workers from many parts of the country will be in the union.
In today’s labor history, on this date in 1913, 72 striking copper miners’ children died in a panic caused by a company stooge at Calumet, Michigan, who shouted “fire” up the stairs into a crowded hall where the children had gathered. They were crushed against closed doors when they tried to flee.
Today’s labor quote is by Woody Guthrie, from his song “1913 Massacre”:
The piano played a slow funeral tune,
And the town was lit up by a cold Christmas moon,
The parents they cried and the miners they moaned,
"See what your greed for money has done."
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