On today's labor calendar, tune in at 1 o'clock this afternoon for this week's edition of Your Rights At Work, when we'll be discussing the upcoming Sick and Safe Leave Forum and the threats to Administrative Law Judges who have organized a union.
Here’s today's labor history:
On this date in 1971, postal unions and the US Postal Service signed the first labor contract in the history of the federal government. The previous year, 200,000 postal workers staged the largest wildcat strike in U.S. history.
Today’s labor quote is by William Burrus, former president of the American Postal Workers Union. William Burrus, who said:
"Those unions that enjoy the right to strike have no guarantee that sacrificing their jobs and their livelihood will result in victory but they nevertheless engage in lengthy strikes, not because they are assured of winning but because they are determined to fight."
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