Labor News

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Today in labor history: First recorded strike in Egypt, maybe ever

On this day in the year 1170 BCE, the first recorded strike took place against the building of pyramids.

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Today in labor history: Joe Hill ain’t never died

On this day, one hundred years ago, the legendary working-class troubadour Joe Hill was executed by a firing squad.

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Today in labor history: 113-day strike against GM in 1945

The UAW organized 320,000 hourly workers in 96 plants to launch a nationwide strike against the GM corporation.

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Today in labor history: The CIO is created in 1935

The creation of the Congress of Industrial Organizations was announced 80 years ago on this day.

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Gateway Arch builders remember their accomplishment 50 years later

What they built was something special, and union workers are erecting a development to revitalize the surrounding area.

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Who was Casey Jones? Hint: Not just a Joe Hill song

Jonathan Luther "John""Casey" Jones from Jackson, Tenn., was an American railroader who worked for the Illinois Central Railroad.

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Radical roots of the great grape strike

Fifty years ago, the great grape strike started in Delano, when Filipino pickers walked out of the fields on September 8, 1965.

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Teacher tenure serves the cause of progress

Tenure has played an important role in protecting educators when participating in their workplaces and communities.

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Today in Latino history: Musician José Feliciano turns 70

Better known simply as José Feliciano, he is a virtuoso guitarist, singer, and composer renowned for many international hits.

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Today in labor history: 50th anniversary of Grape Strike and Boycott

For the first time in American history, Chávez and the UFW decided to use a boycott in a major labor dispute.

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