Today in labor history: San Francisco General Strike

On July 16, 1934, the city of San Francisco shut down as 65,000 workers from all industries walked off the job, in response to a call by longshore workers for a general strike.


Why we need more - not less - government regulation

One of the mantras of the radical Right in this country is that the economy and everything else would be better off if we just had less government regulation.


Today in labor history: Tenant farmers form union

African American and white farmers formed the Southern Tenant Farmers Union in Tyronza, Arkansas.


Ode to a labor troubadour: Woody Guthrie

We pause now from the almost constant commentary on active politicians and political activism to render an ode to Woody Guthrie.


Book review: "Woody, Cisco and Me"

This seems a good time to review a remarkable book that covers one of the least-discussed periods of Woody's life.


Top 10 reasons to love Obamacare

There are lots of reasons to love the Affordable Care Act, also called Obamacare, experts say. If only states start to implement it.


Woody Guthrie's first Daily Worker column

Woody Sez  "The national debit is one thing I caint figger out"


Today in labor history: MLK honored by Carter

Martin Luther King Jr. was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Jimmy Carter.

Stop glaucoma from taking your sight

You lock away your valuables to keep them safe. But there's one valuable you may have forgotten: Your sight.

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