March 8, International Women's Day, grew from two sources -- the struggle of working women to form trade unions and the fight for women's right to vote.
Lucy Ella Gonzales Parsons, a working-class leader and spouse of one of the Haymarket martyrs, died March 7, 1942 in Chicago.
The appointment on March 4, 1933, made Perkins the first female cabinet member in U.S. history. She helped bring about the National Labor Relations Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act and the Social Security Act
The Senate is considering a bipartisan plan to require all working people in the U.S. to carry a biometric ID card with their finger prints or other markers.
In 1963, the Phi Kappa Literary Society at the University of Georgia invited a speaker from the Communist Party to the campus for a public debate.
Attacks have no basis in financial fact, President Harold Schaitberger says. They're part of a larger Wall Street scheme to get its hands on workers' pension money nationwide, he believes.
Reforming labor law to help balance the scales between workers and bosses in organizing and bargaining, will always be labor's number one legislative priority - until it passes.
Amid protests, arrests, a lockout from the state capitol building and a Democratic walkout, the GOP-run Michigan House passed a so-called "right to work" law on Dec. 6.
Solidarity, determination, and celebration were the watchwords at this year's post-election People's World Amistad Awards.