The strike was ultimately a victory, earning a further $11 million in pensions and benefits.
Con Ed was forced back to the bargaining table to reach a tentative new contract with Utility Workers Local 1-2, which represents the electric firm's 8,500 workers.
On July 30, 1965, President Lyndon Johnson signed legislation establishing Medicare and Medicaid. It came after decades of struggle.
The labor movement will escalate the campaign to push for an end to American Crystal Sugar's year-long lockout of 1,300 workers.
On this day, the United Autoworkers and the Teamsters formed the national trade union center, Alliance for Labor Action.
A global boycott of Hyatt hotels was launched today at a press conference.
Alexander Berkman took a shot at and stabbed but failed to kill Henry Clay Frick, the steel magnate.
Tomorrow the Houston janitors' strike, now in its second week, will spread to eight cities across the country. The strike has garnered significant national support.
"Enough." That's what lobstermen along the Maine coast are saying in unison.
In one of the most extreme cases of worker bashing to balance a budget, the mayor unilaterally cut the wages of city workers to the $7.25 hourly federal minimum.