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Toast St. Patrick with union-made beer

When you heft a mug, make sure the brew is union-made!  Here's a list of union-made beers, for St. Patrick's Day, or any other feast.

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Today in labor history: Beethoven’s music belongs to all of us

He was a brilliant pianist and one of the most famous and influential of all composers.

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Today in labor history: Germans ponder "All Quiet on the Western Front"

On December 5, 2010, hundreds left a movie theater in Berlin, mostly silent and deeply moved, though the film they had seen was first released in 1930. 

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Labor Dept. releases list of “books that shaped work in America”

The U.S. Labor Department has released a fascinating list of "books that shaped work in America."

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Blueberry pickers strike at Labor Camp 2

When the blueberry picking started, the company fired Federico Lopez on July 10 for asking for a wage raise, and workers went on strike on July 11 to get his job back.

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Today in labor history: Labor organizer "Mother" Bloor born

On July 8, 1862, labor organizer and leading communist Ella Reeve "Mother" Bloor was born on Staten Island, N.Y.

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Today in labor history: Rosie the Riveter dies at 77

Rose Will Monroe, who became famous as "Rosie the Riveter," died on May 31, 1997. During World War II, Monroe went to work in the aircraft industry as a riveter making parts for military airplanes.

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Today in labor history: Farm Workers win after 17-year boycott

On May 29, 1996, the United Farm Workers of America reached agreement on a contract for 450 lettuce harvesters, ending a 17-year-long boycott.

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Today in labor history: Musician Bob Dylan is born

Songs like "Blowin' in the Wind," and "The Times, They Are a-Changin'" became powerful anthems of the social struggles and anti-war sentiment of Dylan's era.

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Today in labor history: Tom Petty defies record label profiteering

It was today in 1979 when rock star Tom Petty filed for bankruptcy, thereby challenging his record label, MCA, and the practice of what some would call indentured servitude.

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