Representing the Pullman Porters, the Brotherhood was the first African-American labor union to sign a collective bargaining agreement with a major U.S. corporation.
Writing in The Crisis, W.E.B. Du Bois described the upsurge among Black women and men tobacco workers as part of the great industrial union organizing drives.
Probably no single event has influenced the history of labor in the United States, and even the world, more than the Chicago Haymarket affair.
In the home of Disney World, hundreds of immigrants rally on May Day to demand the "right to work, right to live and right to stay together."
What made May 1st special was the broad cross section of Michigan labor and faith leaders who proudly celebrated May Day.
"We are going to stand up, fight back and go to jail for our members - and that is something Peabody can't buy."
ExxonMobil's flat refusal to deal with safety issues at the largest refinery in the U.S. in Baytown, Texas has led the oil firm to threaten to lock out its 850 union employees.
Eleven Senate Republicans have introduced a bill to virtually shut down the National Labor Relations Board.
"Many of those killed and injured are temporary workers who often perform the most dangerous jobs and are not receiving the training and protective measures required."
May Day demonstrations here and across the nation today are part of global demonstrations involving tens of millions on every continent.