Short-haul truckers at the nation's largest port again had to strike over terrible working conditions and employer exploitation.
"We need to clearly, openly discuss the reality of racism in America, we have a big vision of a better nation.""
Started in 1979, Detroit's annual Labor History Conference has continuously brought pressing issues faced by the worldwide working class to the front of academic scholarship.
"Our brother killed our sister's son and we do not have to wait for the judgment of prosecutors or courts to tell us how terrible this is."
The private appropriation of socially produced wealth is capitalism's central mechanism.
On June 19, 1937, police in Youngstown, Ohio, used tear gas on women and children, including at least one infant in his mother's arms, during the historic strike at Republic Steel.
A National Weather Service meteorologist has given Metro Detroit the number # 1 ranking in its "misery index." And I deliver mail on foot, house to house, six days a week. That probably explains why I talk to my shoes. I may be delirious.
On this day in 1996, rap artist and actor Tupac Amaru Shakur died, leaving a legacy that has influenced millions of working class young people, and subsequent hip hop artists.
Resolution 5: "The AFL-CIO hereby invites every worker in the United States to join the labor movement either through an affiliate or through Working America."
In his keynote speech to the AFL-CIO convention, federation President Richard Trumka called for a new type of labor movement, one that fights for all working people's interests.