Fast food workers and their supporters packed a Wendy's restaurant in Oakland Oct. 15, demanding a living wage and labor rights.
About 50 activists, many of them retirees, gathered outside the office of Senator Ted Cruz in Dallas on October 15.
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 revolt was led by Carlos Manuel de Céspedes. Céspedes, himself a plantation owner, freed his slaves and invited them to join the rebellion.
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.
Slavery was finally abolished in Cuba by Spanish royal decree that also made an indentured servitude system, known as "patronato," illegal.
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.
The convention's clear agenda was to organize the unorganized and stand up for the rights and needs of all working people.