Labor News


Today in labor history: Senate condems ultra right Joe McCarthy

McCarthyism describes the action Joseph McCarthy took in attacking political opponents:  anyone who supported civil rights, labor and other progressive causes.


Today in labor history: Official claims “Robin Hood” was communist plot

The episode seems silly in retrospect. What was not so silly, however, was the political repression Communists faced.


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.


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.


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.