Today in 1912: Workers led by the Industrial Workers of the World win the Lawrence, Massachusetts, “Bread & Roses” textile strike after 32,000 workers stayed out for nine weeks.
They were striking for a wage increase, double time for overtime and safer working conditions: the equipment was dangerous and the air quality caused lung disease in about one-third of the workers before the age of twenty-five.
It’s today’s Action Calendar!
Tonight is a Gardening and Seed Starting Workshop with Gardener Emily Steinwehe and UW Extension Horticulture Educator Lisa Johnson. This is at Monona Public Library, 1000 Nichols Road. Seed-starting supplies have been donated by Paradigm Gardens to make this hands-on instruction event possible. This is from 6:30 to 8pm. More info at tnsmonona.org.
Do you want to spend time outdoors and make a positive contribution to our community? The University of Wisconsin Arboretum has openings for volunteers to help with projects in the prairies and forests, on the trails, and in the gardens. Tools and training provided for all volunteer positions. For more info, contact Judy at email@example.com or 608-262-5604.
The Goodman Community Center Older Adult program offers a regular calendar of activities and resources for living well for adults age 60 and over. See old friends and make new ones while you enjoy gentle exercise, delicious meals, favorite games and other programs. No reservations or registrations are required for meals and programs. For details, call 241-1574, extension 232, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.