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Today in Eco-history: Coal mine disaster kills 128

The mine was operated mostly by African American prisoners who, under Alabama's onvict lease system, had been "leased" to the mine owners. Regardless of how minor their crimes were, all of them rdied in the disaster.

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International Women's Day: Born in the USA

nternational Women's Day, grew from the struggle of working women to form trade unions and the fight for women's right to vote.

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Today in women's history: Frances Perkins appointed Secretary of Labor

The appointment on March 4, 1933, by President Franklin D. Roosevelt made Perkins the first female cabinet member in U.S. history.

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Unions double down on Southern organizing after loss in Tennessee

"You can always count on the brave workers it takes to ensure that all workers will, in the end, participate in how decisions are made at their workplaces."

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Asian Pacific rights group elects first openly gay chair

Each community has a stake in immigration reform, he said, from family reunification to visa programs. "We as a coalition have been finding ways to raise our voices."

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Day Laborers demand an end to deportations

NDLON says current deportations, now approaching 2 million, run counter to U.S. history, have broken up at least 100,000 families, and damage the U.S. economy.

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Dark-money groups building campaign for "right to work" in Pa.

KUTZTOWN, Pa. - The never-ending push for right to work (for less) legislation in Pennsylvania is on the move again, but this time there's more of a tangible campaign targeting the conservative base.

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Teachers’ leader: Schools reflect society’s polarization and anger

The "polarization and anger" running through U.S. society, as a result of the collapse of the American Dream, "is playing out in the schools as well."

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Boehner’s Christmas message to America’s jobless: Drop dead!

No reasonable person can possibly justify such indifference and cruelty.

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Video: Chicago Walmart workers arrested on Black Friday

Watch the video of Walmart workers and their supporters standing up for good wages and against Walmart abuse.

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