The strike became a bitter conflict that galvanized workers' support from around the country and internationally.
Ongoing campaigns to raise wages and improve working conditions in the Twin Cities are drawing national attention.
On this date 80 years ago, in 1935, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt deepened and expanded the New Deal by signing into law the Social Security Act.
Eighty years ago, TWU president Mike Quill and his union colleagues were jumped by thugs as they made their way to union headquarters.
If HR1994 becomes law, the VA would in essence return to the spoils system of the 1800s, where bosses could fire workers for political reasons - or none at all.
"The USW supports the Iran deal because it would enhance national and global security as well as benefit the U.S. economy."
Add New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to the lengthening list of GOP presidential hopefuls who are open and vocal union-bashers.
Steelworkers and the nation's top steel companies are at odds in negotiations as the deadline for a new contract approaches.
"After 1981, Reagan and his followers willingly donned the mantle of union-busters." The firing of air traffic controllers was just the beginning.
In many service sector jobs, including food service and retail, workers often experience volatile schedules that wildly fluctuate from week-to-week and wreak havoc on their lives.