Labor News


Today in Latino history: Musician José Feliciano turns 70

Better known simply as José Feliciano, he is a virtuoso guitarist, singer, and composer renowned for many international hits.


Farmworker rebellion spreads along almost the entire Pacific coast

The strawberries, blackberries and blueberries sold everyday in U.S. supermarkets are largely picked by indigenous families speaking the same ancient languages.


Today in labor history: Birth of poet Dylan Thomas

Some of Thomas's poems have entered the canon of poetry in the English language. His "Do not go gentle into that good night" has become almost a popular saying.


Farm workers: One, two, three grapes, you're out!

Harassment, abuse, and wage theft is going on in the fields of California's Central Valley by one of the nation's largest fruit growers, Gerawan.


Union shows viewers real “American Horror Story”

The American Horror Story ad reflects what is said to be labor's priority - to defeat sitting right-wing governors in the four states of Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Florida.


Today in labor history: 1934 Filipino lettuce cutters strike

Filipino lettuce cutters and white packing shed workers struck the powerful Salinas Valley, California, growers and shippers, demanding union recognition and improved working conditions.


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.


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.


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. 


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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