Like a prophet of old, the Rev. William Barber II is going to inspire us to march with him – or he’s going to make us squirm. Saturday in downtown Minneapolis, 250 people marched – fired up by a speech that was rousing, visionary, and blunt.
Federal employees became the first U.S. workers to enjoy the eight-hour workday. It would be decades before the eight-hour day became the standard for most workers.