In 1989, 98 UMWA members and a minister occupied the Pittston Coal Company's Moss 3 preparation plant in Carbon, Virginia, the most important act of civil disobedience during the Pittston strike.
"I'm going to stray from my usual convention speech; I'm going to talk about something that may be difficult and uncomfortable, but what I'm going to say needs to be said."
The message of the demonstrators was that they are prepared to do whatever it takes to win respect and a living wage, $15 and a union.
The ruling clearing independent union leader Napoleon Gomez Urrutia of all remaining charges, paves the way for him to return to daily presidency of his union, Los Mineros.
Two members of the British Parliament got a first hand look at the deplorable working conditions that thousands of tobacco workers in North Carolina endure.
Having organized over 10,000 new members in the past year, delegates enthusiastically agreed to organize at least 10,000 new members every year until their next convention in 2019.
The private appropriation of socially produced wealth is capitalism's central mechanism.
"This is an important victory. Johns Hopkins Hospital sets the standard for healthcare in our city and that standard has just been raised."
My members, along with hundreds of labor, community, faith and student allies, have arrived to show support to fast food workers organizing for $15-an hour and a union.
The Bricklayers became the latest union to join the BlueGreen Alliance, a coalition of 16 unions and environmental groups working together.