Today in Labor History: November 4
Populist humorist Will Rogers was born on this day near Oologah, Indian Territory (later Oklahoma). One of his many memorable quotes: “I belong to no organized party. I am a Democrat.” – 1879
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Cool Labor Site: Tradeswomen, Inc.
Tradeswomen, Inc., California’s first organization for women in the trades, was founded in 1979 with three goals: recruit more women into building and construction trades, promote retention of women in the trades and develop tradeswomens’ capacity for leadership and career growth, on the job and in their unions. http://www.tradeswomen.org/