Labor News


Today in labor history: Montgomery teenager refused to yield bus seat

On this day in 1955, African-American Mary Louise Smith refused to give up her seat to a white passenger on a bus in Montgomery Alabama.


Today in labor history: Freedom Riders attacked in Alabama

On May 14, 1961, Freedom Riders were brutally attacked by violent, well-armed and organized mobs of Klansmen and other terrorists in Anniston and Birmingham, Ala., with the support of local law enforcement and politicians.


Workers win biggest union election in Alabama in ten years

Workers at the Pilgrim's Pride poultry plant here voted last week by a better than two-to-one margin to join the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union.