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Today in labor history: Joe McCarthy’s reign of terror comes to dramatic end

Senator McCarthy experienced a meteoric rise to fame and power in the U.S. Senate when he charged that "hundreds" of "known communists" were in the Department of State.

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Today in labor history: Labor organizer "Mother" Bloor born

On July 8, 1862, labor organizer and leading communist Ella Reeve "Mother" Bloor was born on Staten Island, N.Y.

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Today in labor history: Arthur Miller refuses to name communists

In the height of the Cold War witchhunts on June 21, 1956, playwright and a giant of American theater, Arthur Miller, courageously defied the House Committee on Un-American Activities and refused to name any suspected communist.