Gebre's first attempt at union organizing in Orange County was a smashing success. He successfully signed up 400 workers who toiled as sorters of trash.
When the blueberry picking started, the company fired Federico Lopez on July 10 for asking for a wage raise, and workers went on strike on July 11 to get his job back.
On Sept. 4, 1918, U.S. troops landed at Archangel, in northern Russia, seeking to overthrow the new workers' government that had ousted the czar a year earlier.
St. Louis fast-food chains - among others across the nation - are attempting to intimidate low-wage activists, as they gear up for the nationwide strike. planned for this Thursday, August 29.
OSHA announced a new proposed federal rule - long pushed by the Steelworkers and other unions - to cut down worker exposure to silica. OSHA estimated the rule would prevent 700 deaths yearly.
The union is continuing its fight for retired miners and their families in the courts, in Congress and through community action.
Citing the AFL-CIO's new dynamism and activism, UFCW formally rejoined the labor federation on August 8, leaving Change To Win, but not its organizing institute.
On Aug. 9, 1927, 10 school custodians met in Oakland, Calif., to form what was to become the 230,000-member California School Employees Association, representing school support staff throughout the state.
"Embedding discrimination against LGBT Americans into our laws and workplaces is not only morally reprehensible, it also makes zero economic sense."
August 1, 1917: After organizing a strike against the Anaconda Copper Company, Frank Little was dragged by six masked men from his Butte, Mont., hotel room and hung from a railroad trestle.