It happened on August 12, 1919. The chorus girls in his Ziegfeld Follies formed their own union, the Chorus Equity Association.
It has been a cornerstone of the civil rights movement, by ensuring that every American citizen, regardless of race or language, has equal access to the vote.
The ongoing fight to protect Medicare and Medicaid today from right-wing "reforms" is in sharp contrast to the victory of July 30, 1965.
This national trade union center organized unorganized workers and pursued progressive political and social projects.
During the Pullman strike, Charles Leonard, a representative of Omaha Railway murdered Charles Luth, a railroad switchman and union activist.
Labor must organize the three pillars of workers: low wage workers, professional and highly skilled workers and workers internationally cross-border.
Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, where I grew up, is famous for two things: anthracite coal and union organizing.
Hawaiian workers who were members of the ILWU went on strike, seeking higher pay to match that of longshoremen on the West Coast U.S.
Lee Conley Bradley, who became known as Big Bill Broonzy, was born on June 26 in 1893, as he later said, or possibly in 1905 as family records suggest.
Senator Hugo Black, author of the law, initially proposed a 30-hour week. Close to 700,000 workers were benefited from the legislation.