The private appropriation of socially produced wealth is capitalism's central mechanism.
Probably no single event has influenced the history of labor in the United States, and even the world, more than the Chicago Haymarket affair.
On January 15, 1915 in Chicago there was a big march on City Hall by some 1,500 jobless and hungry people demanding relief.
The union's action came after the latest federal mediation session ended with American Crystal Sugar continuing to insist on its July 28, 2011 contract offer-which union members voted down 90-10 percent.
Union and community supporters showed solidarity with Castlewood Country Club workers who have been locked out of their jobs at the posh Pleasanton club for nearly six months.