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Here’s today's labor history:
On this date in 1948, the “Battle of Wall Street” took place as police charged members of the United Financial Employees’ Union, who were on strike against the New York Stock Exchange and New York Curb Exchange. Forty-three workers were arrested in what was to be the first and only strike in the history of either exchange.
Today’s labor quote is by AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka, who said:
“It's Wall Street. We're trying to change the status quo, and they liked the status quo. They've been benefiting from it by getting rich by it.”
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