Today in Labor History: June 24
Birth of Agnes Nestor, president of the Int’l Glove Workers Union and longtime leader of the Chicago Women’s Trade Union League. She began work in a glove factory at age 14 – 1880
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Labor Quiz: Fastest-growing Job?
This Week’s Quiz: What is the fastest-growing occupation in the United States? Click here and you could be next week’s winner of a labor music CD!
Last Week’s Quiz: Polling shows that more than half of all working Americans would like to be represented by a union. What percentage of employers hire consultants to help them defeat worker efforts to be unionized? Answer: According to American Rights at Work, 82 percent of American employers hire union-busting consultants if they think their employees are attempting to organize. Congrats to Sarah Harper of AFGE Local 12, Hyattsville, Md., this week’s quiz (and labor music CD) winner!