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.
Police opened fire on workers who were marching to the Republic Steel plant in south Chicago to set up a picket line.
Citing the company's retaliation against workers, striking Walmart moms will join fellow workers, families, and community supporters nationwide as early as Friday.
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."
On May 28, 1946, more than 30,000 workers in Rochester, N.Y., staged a successful one-day general strike.
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.
On this day in 1942, the Steel Workers Organizing Committee (SWOC) was disbanded and replaced by the United Steel Workers of America (USWA).
"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."
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.
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.