Labor News

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Today in labor history: Organizer Ella Reeve "Mother" Bloor born

Bloor investigated child labor in glass factories and mines, and worked undercover in meat packing plants to verify for federal investigators the nightmarish working conditions

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Media’s role in building movements a big topic at CPUSA Convention

"There's an aspect of capitalist development that is introducing problems in areas of education, including reading, and that's forced us into something of a crisis."

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Today in labor history: Workers’ rule crushed in Hungary

On August 7, 1919, the Republic of the Councils of Hungary in Budapest was crushed by foreign reactionaries.

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CPUSA leader turns up the volume on labor’s future

A crowd heard Communist Party Labor Commission Chair Scott Marshall's take on how he sees these issues fit into the macro-challenges facing labor movement today.

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Labor’s history has missing pages

I asked a number of retired union activists to help clarify a big mystery raised by the 2003 book, "Left Out: Reds and America's Industrial Unions."