Members of the United Steelworkers of America went on strike against the major U.S. steel producers on July 15, 1959, the start of record 116-day steel industry strike.
Lee Conley Bradley, who became known as Big Bill Broonzy, was born on June 26 in 1893, as he later said, or possibly in 1905 as family records suggest.
Holmes, one of hundreds of workers who traveled to today's White House Summit On Working Families, explained to Obama about how Walmart mistreated her when she was pregnant.
Last week, Walmart reported falling sales for five consecutive quarters and the company reported losing up to $3 billion a year because of stocking problems.
Citing the company's retaliation against workers, striking Walmart moms will join fellow workers, families, and community supporters nationwide as early as Friday.
The settlement applies to over 1800 workers who worked between 2001 and 2013 at three 100 percent Walmart-dedicated Schneider Logistics distribution centers.
"Tax day is a day when we all pitch in, right? Yet for a small number of wealthy people, it represents making money from the sacrifice of others - a ridiculous amount of money."
It wasn't good luck that brought about workplace changes at Walmart. It was the hard work and the mobilization of workers and community supporters across the nation in Our Walmart.
AFT is launching a campaign to expose the for-profit charter school industry as more interested in profits for its CEOs and stockholders than it is in teaching kids.
Georgia O'Keefe, one of the most renowned and honored American artists, died March 6, 1986, at the age of 98.