July

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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.

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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.

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Today in labor history: MLK honored by Carter

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

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Today in labor history: Homestead strikers battle Pinkerton thugs

On July 6, 1892, under the cover of darkness, two barges, loaded with armed Pinkerton thugs hired by the Carnegie Steel Co., landed on the south bank of the Monongahela River.

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Blood and citizenship: Black soldiers and the 4th of July

As we celebrate Independence Day, it is worth remembering how important documents are to us - and where the authority for those documents comes from.

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