On November 30, 1854, "Fighting Mary" Eliza McDowell, also known as the "Angel of the Stockyards," was born in Chicago.
"It's outrageous that Bill Gates says he supports public health programs, and yet he's the primary owner of a company that locks out its workers."
The City Council passed a resolution calling on the state to take action against public workers' contracts "so local governments can control their own finances."
The fly-in preceded dozens of rallies and events planned nationwide around the same theme, starting Dec. 1, according to an AFL-CIO website.
Until recently, the situation of domestic workers - nannies, caregivers, housecleaners, etc. - has largely stayed below the radar.
On this date in 1999, the National Labor Relations Board ruled that medical interns could unionize and negotiate.
Workers at the Nissan Plant in Mississippi are still fighting for the same rights Nissan workers in Japan have received for many years.
During this time, 20,000 other newspaper workers represented by other unions refused to cross the photo engravers' picket lines.
Nov. 27, 1937, the pro-labor musical revue, "Pins & Needles," opens on Broadway with a cast of International Ladies Garment Workers Union members.