Fast food workers walked off their jobs and demonstrated in the thousands for a higher paycheck - $15 an hour.
On this date in 1886, brewery workers in San Francisco declared a historic victory against the brewery owners.
He was murdered by a heavily armed white mob organized by the sheriff.
On this date in 1966, International Association of Machinists (IAM) members across the country employed by five airlines went on strike.
On this date in 1847, the Post Office Department (now called the U.S. Postal Service), issued its first two postage stamps.
Mary Harris "Mother" Jones has been a symbol of the struggles and victories of the labor movement for over a century.
In 1940, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Apex Hosiery Co. v. Leader that a sit-down strike was not a violation of the Sherman Anti-Trust Act.
Steelworkers and the community gathered to remember the lives lost and lessons learned in the 1937 Memorial Day Massacre.
The Jackson State killings occurred on May 15, 1970, at Jackson State College, a historically Black college.
"The land is the landlord's, the trader's is the sea, the ore the usurer's coffer fills - but what remains for me?"