Pacific Maritime Association, a coalition of corporate shipping giants, locked out 10,500 longshore workers today in 2002.
The derailment left 11 of the eighteen on board dead and the remaining seven injured. Among the dead were engineer Broady, the conductor, and the flagman.
Backers of proposed right-to-work initiatives in Oregon and Washington got a taste of what the political fight might look like Sept. 5 at Clark College in Vancouver, Wash.
Workers at a Metro PCS store in Harlem have voted this week for union representation by the CWA by a vote of 7-1.
On Sept. 25, 1789, the first Congress of the U.S. approved 12 amendments to the recently adopted U.S. Constitution, and sent them to the states for ratification.
"This is a struggle for all that is good and decent in our country," Steve Earle, UMWA District 12 vice president, told nearly 2,000 mine workers.
Several months earlier following orders of then Governor Orval Faubus, the state's national guard blocked the entrance of the "Little Rock Nine" to the city's Central High school.
"We do work hard for very little. You can't go far on $8.87 an hour." Laura Lyn Clark toils more than 100 hours a week.
Workers citywide will remember which city council members voted for Walmart in upholding Mayor Vincent Gray's veto of legislation requiring a $12.50 minimum wage.
On September 23, 2002, Democratic California Gov. Gray Davis signed legislation making the state the first to offer workers paid family leave.