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Today in labor history: Memphis 1968, we remember

An assassin's bullet felled the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. on April 4, 1968. King had come to Memphis to support a strike by the city's sanitation workers.

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Top Latino labor leader talks immigration law with Obama

Service Employees Secretary-Treasurer Eliseo Medina told President Obama of SEIU's all-out commitment to immigration reform.

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Mississippi Nissan workers "honor democracy" with fight for union

Organizing Canton could be a stepping-stone to organizing the South's growing auto industry. "This particular campaign is beneficial both for the nation and for the world."

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Labor launches annual King observance tonight

The labor movement is celebrating its ties to the civil rights movement here this weekend as the AFL-CIO gathers to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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"Solidarity Forever" completed Jan. 15, 1915

On January 15, 1915 in Chicago there was a big march on City Hall by some 1,500 jobless and hungry people demanding relief.

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Today in labor history: The “Great March” for LGBT rights

Activists taking part included House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Latino civil rights figure Cesar Chavez, and then-presidential candidate and civil rights defender Jesse Jackson.

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Today in history: Thurgood Marshall sworn into Supreme Court

Thurgood Marshall was sworn in as Supreme Court justice, making him the first African American in history to hold that position.

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Today in history: Civil Rights Act signed

On July 2, 1964, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act, a historic advance for all Americans.

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Today in labor history: D.C. restaurants integrate

It was on June 8, 1953 that the tide turned in favor of racial equality, and the prejudicial policies of Washington restaurants were expressly forbidden.

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Civil rights group: Stop speedup in poultry plants!

The National Council of La Raza, has joined the campaign against an Obama administration Agriculture Department proposal to speed up poultry plant processing lines.

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