On this weekend’s labor calendar, the Takoma Park Folk Festival this Saturday will feature performances by singer-songwriters focusing on labor and other social justice issues. Details are on our website, dclabor.org, click on Calendar. Here’s Pam Parker singing “Bread and Roses”: (click above for audio clip)
For the latest local labor news and calendar, go to dclabor.org and click on Calendar.
Here’s today's labor history: the Battle of Century City took place on this date in 1990, as police in Los Angeles attacked some 500 janitors and their supporters during a peaceful Service Employees International Union demonstration.
Today’s labor quote is by Paul Shearon, secretary treasurer of the International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers, reacting to president Trump’s recent Executive Orders: Paul Shearon, who said:
“This is a democracy and not a monarchy with a king who can unilaterally eliminate the rights of Congress and federal workers.”
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