Rose Will Monroe, who became famous as "Rosie the Riveter," died on May 31, 1997. During World War II, Monroe went to work in the aircraft industry as a riveter making parts for military airplanes.
On this day in 1907, union organizer Big Bill Haywood went on trial accused of an explosion that resulted in the death of Frank Steunenberg.
May Day demonstrations here and across the nation today are part of global demonstrations involving tens of millions on every continent.
Officials said they expected the death toll to rise.
When fire broke out the supervisors told the female employees to return to work but smoke soon filled the factory.
Declining unionization and increasing globalization are two key factors that are widening wage gaps between the rich and everyone else.
Steelworkers Vice President Gary Beevers hopes the record fine and criminal charge pleas by British Petroleum will finally force the oil industry to take safety seriously.
Journalists who cover the labor movement, labor leaders and even a U.S. Department of Labor top official attended the International Labor Communication Association's annual awards ceremony here Nov. 19.