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Yevgeniy Fiks: Artist honors Pittsburgh’s labor history

A new art installation by Russian artist Yevgeniy Fiks has opened at Pittsburgh's Andy Warhol Museum.


Today in history: Chilean communist poet Pablo Neruda wins Nobel Prize

Neruda won the Nobel Prize for Literature "for a poetry that with the action of an elemental force brings alive a continent's destiny and dreams."


"Labor’s Home Front": the AFL in World War II

The history of labor during wartime is an enticing subject, the history of labor during World War II especially so.


Today in history: "BaddDDD" black poet Sonia Sanchez is born

Since the 1970s Sanchez has published a steady stream of poetry books and plays.


“The End of American Labor Unions” examines roots of anti-unionism

"The End Of American Labor Unions" is a good little book, packed with insight and analysis. 


Today in history: Uncle Ruthie Buell born 85 years ago, still performing

Tomorrow, Aug. 8, marks the 85th birthday of an extraordinary performing artist who is still very much among us and active.


Today in history: Ernest Hemingway is born

Ernest Hemingway (July 21, 1899 - July 2, 1961) was one of America's most popular authors.


"Blood on Steel": Book remembers 1937 Steelworkers strike

On Memorial Day, 1937 thousands of steelworkers marched on Republic Steel in Chicago, demanding union recognition.


“There is Power in a Union”: Strong story needs to take our side

This is a thorough and objective account of American labor history from its beginnings to recent times.


Rep. Connolly won't scab for "Sharknado 3"

"I cannot be a party to the firing of a film crew seeking unionization, or its replacement with scab labor."

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