Carl Reinstein, life long activist for labor, civil rights, and peace, passed away May 12 at age 96.
Unions, led by the fire fighters and the AFL-CIO, are gathering aid for their members and other victims of the tornadoes in Oklahoma and Kansas.
Will Parry," a warrior for working people for more than seven decades," died May 13 at the age of 93.
"Everything is very democratic," says Melvin Maclin. "We operate by one man one vote. We run things just like in our local. Our fight is far from over. At least we have a base to work from."
Some 30,000 flag-waving demonstrators marched down Broadway here on May Day demanding labor rights and immigration reform.
The food on your dining table comes at a particularly high price, and we don't mean in dollars and cents; we mean in lives.
Cesar Chavez was the founder and leader of the United Farm Workers union. The UFW achieved the nation's first industry-wide farm labor contracts.
On April 8, 1898 singer, actor, civil rights and labor leader, peace activist and athlete Paul Robeson was born.
She was banished from more towns and was held incommunicado in more jails in more states than any other union leader of the time.
A total of 146 workers - almost all of them immigrant women - are killed in a fire at New York's Triangle Shirtwaist Factory, March 25, 1911.