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Today in labor history: The murder of Fannie Sellins

William Z. Foster, leader of the great steel strike of 1919, called Sellins one of the best of a whole corps of organizers, with an exceptional belief in the workers.

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Descendants of 1934's Teamster strikers carry proud legacy

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.

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1934 Minneapolis Teamsters strike, one key precursor to Wagner Act

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.

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Today in labor history: The strange case of Allan Pinkerton

But despite his earlier involvement in the progressive movements, Allan Pinkerton was strongly opposed to labor unions.

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Today in labor history: Historic Buffalo switchmen's strike

On this day workers on three railroads in Buffalo, New York, went on strike for two weeks, one of the first work stoppages to attempt coordinated actions.

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Golden Gate Bridge workers authorize a strike

The 450 workers in the 13 unions that comprise the Golden Gate Bridge Labor Coalition have authorized a strike if a new agreement cannot be reached.

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Changing the balance of power between Capital and Labor

The private appropriation of socially produced wealth is capitalism's central mechanism.

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Today in labor history: Pullman strike leader murder sparks huge protest funeral

During the Pullman strike, Charles Leonard, a representative of Omaha Railway murdered Charles Luth, a railroad switchman and union activist.

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Today in labor history: Start of the 1959 steel strike

Members of the United Steelworkers of America went on strike against the major U.S. steel producers on July 15, 1959, the start of record 116-day steel industry strike.

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Britain: Biggest walkout in a generation

Workers from many walks of life will join picket lines a day after Tories threatened to impose new anti-union laws if they win the next election.

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