Opinion

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Today in history: First women's rights convention

On July 19, 1848, the first women's rights convention began.

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Today in labor history: Steel Workers founded in Pittsburgh

Within a year of its inception, over 125,000 people had joined the union.

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Today in labor history: San Francisco General Strike

On July 16, 1934, the city of San Francisco shut down as 65,000 workers from all industries walked off the job, in response to a call by longshore workers for a general strike.

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Today in labor history: Tenant farmers form union

African American and white farmers formed the Southern Tenant Farmers Union in Tyronza, Arkansas.

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Ode to a labor troubadour: Woody Guthrie

We pause now from the almost constant commentary on active politicians and political activism to render an ode to Woody Guthrie.

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Book review: "Woody, Cisco and Me"

This seems a good time to review a remarkable book that covers one of the least-discussed periods of Woody's life.

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Today in labor history: MLK honored by Carter

Martin Luther King Jr. was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Jimmy Carter.

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Today in labor history: Homestead strikers battle Pinkerton thugs

On July 6, 1892, under the cover of darkness, two barges, loaded with armed Pinkerton thugs hired by the Carnegie Steel Co., landed on the south bank of the Monongahela River.

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Blood and citizenship: Black soldiers and the 4th of July

As we celebrate Independence Day, it is worth remembering how important documents are to us - and where the authority for those documents comes from.

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