Labor News

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Today in labor history: 200,000 students boycott Chicago public schools

Civil rights groups organized the boycott and demonstration against segregated schools and inadequate resources for black students.

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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.

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Kellogg's lockout of bakery workers headed for court

The NLRB seeks a court injunction ordering Kellogg's to take the workers back and bargain in good faith with their BCTGM, locked out last Oct.

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Today in labor history: Title IX enacted

Title IX prohibits federally funded educational institutions from discriminating against students or employees based on sex.

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Today in Native History: Court rules an Indian is a man

On May 12 in 1879, Chief Standing Bear of the Ponca tribe was declared a man in the federal courts of the U.S.

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Today in labor history: Muhammad Ali indicted

On May 8, 1967, A federal grand jury indicted Muhammad Ali for refusing to be inducted into the armed forces.

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NLRB heads to court to stop Kellogg’s lockout of Memphis workers

The decision to head for court “recognizes Kellogg’s illegal positions and iron-fisted conduct were so destructive to these workers’ rights ."

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Today in black history: First black U.S. Senator sworn in

On February 25, 1870, Hiram R. Revels of Mississippi was sworn in as the first black U.S. Senator.

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Today in black history: Leontyne Price born

Her voice was "rich, supple and shining, it was in its prime capable of effortlessly soaring from a smoky mezzo to the pure soprano gold of a perfectly spun high C."

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Today in black history: Medgar Evers’ killer convicted

White supremacist Byron De La Beckwith was convicted in the murder of African-American civil rights leader Medgar Evers, over 30 years after the crime occurred.

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