May

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-GabouryInterv520x382.jpg

Remembering "Hy Climber" Fred Gaboury

One day in 1953 Fred Gaboury invited me to come to work with him so I could witness first hand his skill in rigging a spar tree high in the foothills of the Olympic Mountains. I eagerly accepted.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-mdmassacre520x300.jpg

Today in labor history: Police open fire on striking steelworkers

Police opened fire on workers who were marching to the Republic Steel plant in south Chicago to set up a picket line.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-wmartourwalmart520x320.jpg

Walmart moms announce new strikes in 20 cities starting Friday

Citing the company's retaliation against workers, striking Walmart moms will join fellow workers, families, and community supporters nationwide as early as Friday.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-sullivan520x290.jpg

GOP Anchorage mayor calls union dues slavery

Proving that stupid political statements are not confined to the "Lower 48" of the nation's 50 states, the Republican mayor of Anchorage called union dues "slavery."

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-rochester-strike327x2.jpg

Today in labor history: Rochester general strike

On May 28, 1946, more than 30,000 workers in Rochester, N.Y., staged a successful one-day general strike. 

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-TuleLakeWarRelocationCenter520x303.jpg

Today in labor history: Tule Lake internment camp opens

Tule Lake was the largest and most conflict-ridden of the ten War Relocation Authority camps used to carry out the government's system of exclusion and detention of persons of Japanese descent.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-450x342xSteelStrikersOutsideClevelandCityHall.jpg.pagespeed.ic.VUqRbqxMZb.jpg

Today in labor history: Steel Workers Organizing Committee dissolved

On this day in 1942, the Steel Workers Organizing Committee (SWOC)  was disbanded and replaced by the United Steel Workers of America (USWA).

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-koreanvet420x520.jpg

AFGE: Veterans Affairs Dept. problems include retaliating vs. whistleblowers

"When they have sounded the alarm our members faced retaliation and intimidation. No one should have to choose between keeping their job and speaking out about threats to patient care."

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-caneCutters460x252.jpg

Today in labor history: Hawaiian workers win collective bargaining

On May 21, 1945, the Hawaii Employee Relations Act was signed, guaranteeing the predominantly Native Hawaiian and Asian immigrant pineapple and sugar workers the right to bargain collectively.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-matherschool520x320.jpg

Today in labor history: First U.S. public school established

On May 20, 1639, the first American public elementary school was established. This was arguably the beginning of the idea of free public education for all.

1 2 3 4