If Service Employees win, it would be the largest union election and organizing victory in Minnesota history and one of the largest in the U.S. in the last several years.
But the mass movement of low-wage workers, fighting for better wages and working conditions and the right to organize, is helping show the way out of the morass.
And half the U.S. Senate now opposes U.S. Postal Service management's plan to close 82 more distribution centers.
It is believed to be the largest fire in U.S. history and the deadliest until the September 11 attacks in 2001
America's woman suffrage movement was founded in the mid 19th century by women who had become politically active through their work in the abolitionist and temperance movements.
On this day in 1963, in East St. Louis, Illinois, 200 people - 170 of them female, and majority African-American - engaged in a sit-in protest.
Delegates adopted a multi-point action platform for coming years to battle what President Gerard called "shrewd, greedy and powerful" forces out to destroy workers.
In the aftermath of the Great Depression during which poverty encompassed 60 percent of the senior population, Social Security was a major plank of Roosevelt's "New Deal."
"We cannot afford to add to driver fatigue by rolling back hours-of-service regulations, which were carefully crafted over the course of more than two decades."
On this day workers on three railroads in Buffalo, New York, went on strike for two weeks, one of the first work stoppages to attempt coordinated actions.