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Steelworkers’ VP connects dots between 1937 massacre and today’s challenges

Steelworkers and allies convened on Chicago's Southeast side to look back at the historic 1937 "Little Steel" strike.

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Martin Luther King Jr. and the attack on public workers

As we celebrate the life and historic contributions of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., public workers are under fierce attack across the country.

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Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire: Hundreds gather in solidarity with workers

New Yorkers have long assembled to commemorate the anniversary of one of the greatest travesties in United States labor history.

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Easter Rising 1916: Labor and the Irish independence struggle

An unexpected commotion disrupted routine in a busy city center on an April morning one hundred years ago. 

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This week in women’s history: Militant furriers strike successfully in 1926

Some 10,000 women workers in the needle trades, mostly Jewish and Italian, took to the New York City streets to demand higher wages.

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How the Oscars began as a tool for union-avoidance

Everyone's heard of the Academy Awards, but few know the anti-union origins of its sponsor.

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Celebrating the 10th anniversary of the TWU Local 100 transit strike

The biggest victory of the strike is it showed that organized working people can stand up to the forces who are trying to destroy their organization.

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Today in history: Philip and Jack Foner are born

Two of the four Foner brothers who were leaders in the American labor movement were born on December 14 in 1910.

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Today in history: Blacklisted writer Dalton Trumbo is born

Writer Dalton Trumbo was born on this day 110 years ago. He won two Academy Awards while blacklisted.

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Today in labor history: First recorded strike in Egypt, maybe ever

On this day in the year 1170 BCE, the first recorded strike took place against the building of pyramids.

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