Today in Labor History: July 19
Women’s Rights Convention opens in Seneca Falls, N.Y. Delegates adopt a Declaration of Women’s Rights and call for women’s suffrage – 1848
An amendment to the 1939 Hatch Act, a federal law whose main provision prohibits federal employees from engaging in partisan political activity, is amended to also cover state and local employees whose salaries include any federal funds – 1940
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Labor Book: The Steward’s Toolbox
The Steward’s Toolbox brings labor activists’ practical advice to succeed at the day to day work of building an active, democratic union. Full of concrete examples, it’s written by shop floor leaders committed to building the movement from the grassroots. Their lessons will help you inspire members, make new allies, and kick-start your union.
The book, published in 2012, offers eight chapters full of experience and advice on everything from how to defend past practices to how to build a successful coalition to defeat privatization. The book brings together five years’ worth of hands-on steward experience from the pages of Labor Notes magazine.
Labor Humor: Management Consultant
There was a glass of water on the table. The optimist says “It’s half full.” The pessimist says “It’s half empty.” The management consultant says… Click here for the punchline.
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