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Today in labor history: Fast-food workers strike for $15 in seven U.S. cities

Fast food workers walked off their jobs and demonstrated in the thousands for a higher paycheck - $15 an hour.

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Today in labor history: Brewery workers unite!

On this date in 1886, brewery workers in San Francisco declared a historic victory against the brewery owners.

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Today in labor history: black farmer union leader murdered by sheriff’s posse

He was murdered by a heavily armed white mob organized by the sheriff.

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Today in labor history: airline workers strike in 1966

On this date in 1966, International Association of Machinists (IAM) members across the country employed by five airlines went on strike.

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Today in history: first U.S. postage stamps issued, and what that means

On this date in 1847, the Post Office Department (now called the U.S. Postal Service), issued its first two postage stamps.

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After two years of work, Mother Jones monument to be rededicated

Mary Harris "Mother" Jones has been a symbol of the struggles and victories of the labor movement for over a century.

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Today in history: Supreme Court okays sit-down strikes

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.

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Memorial Day massacre commemoration inspires Midwest steelworkers

Steelworkers and the community gathered to remember the lives lost and lessons learned in the 1937 Memorial Day Massacre.

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Today in history: The 1970 killings at Jackson State College

The Jackson State killings occurred on May 15, 1970, at Jackson State College, a historically Black college.

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Today in labor history: “The Song of the Wage-Slave” for May Day

"The land is the landlord's, the trader's is the sea, the ore the usurer's coffer fills - but what remains for me?"

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