On May 12 in 1879, Chief Standing Bear of the Ponca tribe was declared a man in the federal courts of the U.S.
Everyone has the right to work, to free choice of employment, to just and favorable conditions of work and to protection against unemployment.
On June 18, 1822, slave revolt leaders Denmark Vesey, Peter Poyas and others were arrested in South Carolina. Vesey was hailed as a hero by abolitionists during the Civil War, including Frederick Douglass.
It is one of those ironies of history that on December 10, 1948 the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Farm workers face job-related hazards, including heat stroke, pesticide, and acute nicotine poisoning.
More than 200 workers, labor leaders and community activists came together at the United Service Workers West (SEIU) Hall to participate in an event in solidarity with the Cuban 5.
Original source: Under current labor law, the United States is strikingly deficient in protecting freedom of association and the freedom to form unions, says a new report by Human Rights Watch (HRW), an independent human-rights advocacy group. The solution? Congress must pass the Employee Free Choice Act.