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    Today is Wednesday, March 10, the 69th day of 2021. There are 296 days left in the year.

    In 1848, the U.S. Senate ratified the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, which ended the Mexican-American War.

    In 1969, James Earl Ray pleaded guilty in Memphis, Tennessee (on his 41st birthday) to assassinating civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. (Ray later repudiated that plea, maintaining his innocence until his death.)

    One year ago: Clusters of the coronavirus swelled on both U.S. coasts, with more than 70 cases linked to a biotech conference in Boston and infections turning up at 10 nursing homes in the Seattle area. Infections in Italy topped the 10,000 mark, as authorities enforced a sweeping nationwide lockdown.
    Today in labor history.

    1919 – U.S. Supreme Court upholds espionage conviction of Labor leader and socialist Eugene V. Debs. Debs was jailed for speaking out against World War I. Campaigning for president from his Atlanta jail cell, he won 3.4 percent of the vote – nearly a million votes.

    1941 – New York City bus drivers, members of the Transport Workers Union, go on strike. After 12 days of no buses—and a large show of force by Irish-American strikers at the St. Patrick’s Day parade—Mayor Fiorello La Guardia orders arbitration.

    1968 – United Farm Workers leader César Chávez breaks a 24-day fast, by doctor’s order, at a mass in Delano, California’s public park. Several thousand supporters are at his side, including Sen. Robert Kennedy. Chavez called it “a fast for non-violence and a call to sacrifice.”
    Thought for today. “Without empathy, there'd be no harmony in diversity” ― Jennifer Tindugan-Adoviso

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    Today is Thursday, March 11, the 70th day of 2021. There are 295 days left in the year.

    In 1955, Sir Alexander Fleming, the discoverer of penicillin, died in London at age 73.

    In 1986, the state of Georgia pardoned Leo Frank, a Jewish businessman lynched in 1915 for the murder of 13-year-old Mary Phagan.

    Ten years ago: Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker signed a measure to eliminate most union rights for public employees, a proposal that had provoked three weeks of loud, relentless protests.
    Today in labor history.

    1811 – Luddites smash 63 “labor saving” textile machines near Nottingham, England.

    1950 – Transport Workers Union members at American Airlines win 11-day national strike, gaining what the union says was the first severance pay clause in industry.
    Thought for today. "Discovering the truth about ourselves is a lifetime’s work, but it’s worth the effort." - Fred Rogers

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    Quote Originally Posted by fxstc07 View Post
    Thought for today. "Discovering the truth about ourselves is a lifetime’s work, but it’s worth the effort." - Fred Rogers
    It's worth the effort for most of us... not for all of us... isn't that right fx?

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    Today is Friday, March 12, the 71st day of 2021. There are 294 days left in the year.

    In 1933, President Franklin D. Roosevelt delivered the first of his 30 radio addresses that came to be known as “fireside chats,” telling Americans what was being done to deal with the nation’s economic crisis.

    In 1994, the Church of England ordained its first women priests.

    In 2009, disgraced financier Bernard Madoff pleaded guilty in New York to pulling off perhaps the biggest swindle in Wall Street history; he would be sentenced to 150 years behind bars.
    Today in labor history.

    1904 – The first tunnel under the Hudson River is completed after 30 years of drilling, connecting Jersey City and Manhattan. In just one of many tragedies during the project, 20 workers died on a single day in 1880 when the tunnel flooded.

    1912 – The Lawrence, Mass., “Bread and Roses” textile strike ends when the American Woolen Co. agrees to most of the strikers’ demands; other textile companies quickly followed suit.

    2004 – Steelworkers approve a settlement with Oregon Steel Mills, Inc. and its CF&I Steel subsidiary, ending the longest labor dispute in the USWA’s history and resulting in more than $100 million in back pay for workers.
    Thought for today. "A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes." - Charles Spurgeon

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    Today is Saturday, March 13, the 72nd day of 2021. There are 293 days left in the year.

    In 1969, the Apollo 9 astronauts splashed down, ending a mission that included the successful testing of the Lunar Module.

    In 2013, Jorge Bergoglio (HOHR’-hay behr-GOHG’-lee-oh) of Argentina was elected pope, choosing the name Francis; he was the first pontiff from the Americas and the first from outside Europe in more than a millennium.

    In 2018, President Donald Trump abruptly dumped Secretary of State Rex Tillerson — via Twitter — and moved CIA Director Mike Pompeo from the role of America’s spy chief to its top diplomat.
    Today in labor history.

    1830 – The term “rat,” referring to a worker who betrays fellow workers, first appears in print in the New York Daily Sentinel. The newspaper was quoting a typesetter while reporting on replacement workers who had agreed to work for two-thirds of the going rate.

    1884 – “The laborers on the Cape Cod ship canal refuse to work and say they will not return until better food is provided.” No further details were offered in this Trenton Times report.

    1946 – A four-month UAW strike at General Motors ends with a new contract. The strikers were trying to make up for the lack of wage hikes during World War II.
    Thought for today. “Never stand in the way of letting God use people’s actions, in order to solve a greater issue in the world.” ― Shannon L. Alder

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    Today is Sunday, March 14, the 73rd day of 2021. There are 292 days left in the year.

    In 1900, Congress ratified the Gold Standard Act.

    In 1951, during the Korean War, United Nations forces recaptured Seoul.

    Five years ago: Europe and Russia launched the ExoMars probe on a joint mission to explore the atmosphere of Mars and hunt for signs of life on the red planet.
    Today in labor history.

    1863 – Fabled railroad engineer John Luther “Casey” Jones born in southeast Missouri. A member of the Railroad Engineers, he was the sole fatality in a wreck near Vaughan, Miss., on April 29, 1900. His skill and heroics prevented many more deaths.

    1914 – Henry Ford announced the new continuous motion method to assemble cars. The process decreased the time to make a car from 12-and-a-half hours to 93 minutes. Goodbye, craftsmanship. Hello, drudgery.

    1954 – The movie Salt of the Earth opens. The classic film centers on a long and difficult strike led by Mexican-American and Anglo zinc miners in New Mexico. Real miners perform in the film, in which the miners’ wives – as they did in real life – take to the picket lines after the strikers are enjoined. After months of union-busting activity, the union was decertified in September 2014.
    Thought for today. "Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts." - Daniel Patrick Moynihan

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    Quote Originally Posted by fxstc07 View Post
    Thought for today. "Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts." - Daniel Patrick Moynihan
    And...

    "It's a damn shame when someone isn't man enough to respond to someone else's opinion which is full of facts... that contradicts his own beliefs" - Docker

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    Today is Monday, March 15, the 74th day of 2021. There are 291 days left in the year.

    On March 15, 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson, addressing a joint session of Congress, called for new legislation to guarantee every American’s right to vote. The result was passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

    In 2005, former WorldCom chief Bernard Ebbers was convicted in New York of engineering the largest corporate fraud in U.S. history. (He was later sentenced to 25 years in prison.)

    In 2019, a gunman killed 51 people at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, streaming the massacre live on Facebook. (Brenton Tarrant, an Australian white supremacist, was sentenced to life in prison without parole after pleading guilty to 51 counts of murder and other charges.)
    Today in labor history.

    1917 – Supreme Court approves Eight-Hour Act under threat of a national railway strike.

    1948 – Bituminous coal miners begin nationwide strike, demanding adoption of a pension plan.

    2002 – The Wall Street Journal begins a series alleging insider stock deals at the union-owned Union Labor Life Insurance Co. (ULLICO). After three years a settlement was reached with Robert Georgine, a building trades leader serving as ULLICO president and CEO, requiring him to repay about $2.6 million in profits from the sale of ULLICO stock, forfeit $10 million in compensation and make other payments worth about $4.4 million. All but two of the company’s directors were said to have profited from the deals.
    Thought for today. "The only thing worse than a liar is a liar that's also a hypocrite!" - Tennessee Williams

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    Quote Originally Posted by fxstc07 View Post
    Thought for today. "The only thing worse than a liar is a liar that's also a hypocrite!" - Tennessee Williams
    And who would know that better than newly founded cheerleader... hero and mentor.

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    Today is Tuesday, March 16, the 75th day of 2021. There are 290 days left in the year.

    In 1984, William Buckley, the CIA station chief in Beirut, was kidnapped by Hezbollah militants (he was tortured by his captors and killed in 1985).

    In 2003, American activist Rachel Corrie, 23, was crushed to death by an Israeli military bulldozer while trying to block demolition of a Palestinian home in the Gaza Strip.

    Five years ago: President Barack Obama nominated Merrick Garland to take the seat of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, who had died the previous month; Republicans pledged to leave the seat empty until after the presidential election and said they wouldn’t even hold confirmation hearings.
    Today in labor history.

    1960 – The United Federation of Teachers (UFT) is formed in New York to represent New York City public school teachers and, later, other education workers in the city.
    Thought for today. “Before you call yourself a Christian, Buddhist, Muslim, Hindu or any other theology, learn to be human first.” ― Shannon L. Alder

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