The Class Warfare Hustle | A Wall Street CEO, a union worker, and a Tea Partier are sitting at a table with 12 cookies. The CEO grabs 11, turns to the Tea Partier and says "You better watch him... That union guy is out to take your cookie." | Thanks to Connect The Dots USA for sharing.
Jimmy Hoffa president of the Teamsters Union. On July 30 1975, Hoffa left his Detroit area home for a meeting with a local crime figure and a mob-connected union leader from New Jersey at a restaurant in Bloomfield Township. The get together was supposed to be about settling a feud, but Hoffa was the only one who showed up. What happened to the former union boss after that remains a mystery. His car was found in the restaurant's parking lot, but there was no clues about Hoffa's whereabouts.
May 1, 1886: At its 1884 convention, the Federation of Organized Trades and Labor Unions (which became the American Federation of Labor), proclaims that “eight hours shall constitute a legal day’s labor from and after May 1, 1886.” The resolution received overwhelming support from FOTLU’s affiliated unions, which organized mass demonstrations and strikes in cities across the country.
One quote from Abraham Lincoln might just surprise you, but it’s real.
June 26, 1839: Emma Miller – seamstress, trade union organizer, suffragist, and founder of the Australian Labor Party – is born. She was an advocate for equal pay and equal rights for women and a committed activist and organizer until her death in 1917. The epitaph on her gravestone reads: “The world is my country; to do good is my religion.”