In 1857 patent rights were denied to slaves and were restored after the Civil War. Blair died in 1860, the year the war began.
About half a million federal employees remain locked out of their jobs due to the shutdown.
It sought to unite all miners as workers in a single industrial union, regardless of skill level or ethnicity.
The justices will hear a case about whether union-represented home health care workers must pay for the union's services.
She reported on the Lawrence textile strike, the steel strike of 1919, the textile workers strike of 1934, and coal strikes in Harlan County, Kentucky. After reporting on the Loray Mill strike in Gastonia, N. C., in 1929, she wrote her famous novel, "Strike!"
The company is in violation of the standards on freedom of association, the report notes, because of Nissan's "aggressive interference" with workers attempting to exercise their fundamental right to organize a union.
There are now so many auto workers in the South that one Southern U.S. GOP senator recently claimed his region is now the center of the U.S. auto industry.
WASHINGTON (PAI)-The nation's coal mine owners "so victimize" their workers that the workers "come as close to being property as anyone I can imagine," a leading congressional advocate for the miners says.
The convention's clear agenda was to organize the unorganized and stand up for the rights and needs of all working people.
McCutcheon is scheduled for Oct. 8, but the court may not be in session because Congress has not approved money bills to keep the government going.