"Bloody Friday" was a pivotal event in the 1934 Teamsters strikes in Minneapolis, a series of strikes that began in the bitter cold of February and continued through a hot summer.
Quill Pettway, labor organizer and civil rights pioneer was part of a generation of Communists and radicals who made Detroit's rich labor and civil rights history.
Started in 1979, Detroit's annual Labor History Conference has continuously brought pressing issues faced by the worldwide working class to the front of academic scholarship.
Their parents or grandparents 80 years ago stood together and fought in the streets of Minneapolis for the right to organize a union during 1934's Teamster strikes.
The strike brought all trucking inside the city to a standstill; two strikers died from the police shotgun blasts and 65-67 more were wounded.
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.
Leslie Fray Orear was a union organizer for the United Packinghouse Workers of America, editor of its newspaper and co-founder and president emeritus of the Illinois History Society.
One day in 1953 Fred Gaboury invited me to come to work with him so I could witness first hand his skill in rigging a spar tree high in the foothills of the Olympic Mountains. I eagerly accepted.
The tragic, brutal and deadly attack on striking miners and their families shocked, saddened and outraged working people and most Americans.