Today in Labor History: September 24
Canada declares the Wobblies illegal – 1918
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Labor Quote: Uncooked
“It wasn’t ready. It wasn’t cooked.”
– James Dongas, a Chicago Teachers Union delegate, on the union’s refusal to end their strike after a tentative deal was reached with the city. In the New York Times, September 18, 2012
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Labor Quiz: First Labor Political Organization
This Week’s Quiz: The first labor and trade union political organization in the U.S., formed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1828 was: the U.S. Labor Party, the Workingman’s Party, the National Labor Union. Click here and you could be next week’s winner!
Last Week’s Quiz: While the top 1 percent of Americans take in nearly a quarter of the nation’s income every year, in terms of wealth – property, cash and other things of monetary value – they control a tidy 40 percent. Congrats to Chuck Clay of IATSE Local 22, Washington, DC, this week’s quiz winner!