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.
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.
On this day in 1942, the Steel Workers Organizing Committee (SWOC) was disbanded and replaced by the United Steel Workers of America (USWA).
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.
Tattooed teenagers joined with their sign-carrying elders as part of the global fast food workers' strike. Like an idea whose time has come, there was no holding back this group.
A recently argued U.S. Supreme Court case, pushed on the justices by the anti-worker National Right to Work Committee, is a big threat to unions.
Diane Gilliam Fisher is a true poet of miners, their communities, their culture and families.
"Where Congress is failing to take action to address inequality, these workers are leading the way; their fight is a shining light that will benefit all workers in the country."