Why picket lines matter

I spent so much time on picket lines as a kid that when I thought my dad's rules were too strict, I would run to build a sign on a stick and try to talk the neighbor kids into marching around the house with me.


Today in labor history: New Orleans slave uprising

The revolt consisted of somewhere between 300-500 people.


Today in labor history: Labor radical Tom Mooney freed

Radical labor activist Tom Mooney, accused of a murder by bombing in San Francisco, was pardoned and freed after 22 years in San Quentin.


Standoff at grain terminals: workers on the job without contract

All the grain terminals, which handle a huge share of overall U.S. grain trade, are owned by huge multinational corporations, many of them foreign-based.


Billionaire casino owner Adelson takes aim at unions

Sheldon Adelson, the billionaire owner of The Venetian and Palazzo casinos, says his new target is collective bargaining.


Today in Labor History: first black speaker of Mississippi legislature elected

On this day, in 1872 John Roy Lynch, an African American former slave, was elected speaker of the Mississippi House.

Supreme Court tackles "who is a supervisor?"

Supervisors, as agents of firms, must not discriminate or harass - or stop it when it occurs.


Labor’s year in headlines

A review of these headlines does more than just take one down memory lane.

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