Henry Ford in particular was the poster child of anti-unionism in the heady days of strikes and strife, preferring profits over workers' rights.
Their parents or grandparents 80 years ago stood together and fought in the streets of Minneapolis for the right to organize a union during 1934's Teamster strikes.
The strike brought all trucking inside the city to a standstill; two strikers died from the police shotgun blasts and 65-67 more were wounded.
On this day in 1963, in East St. Louis, Illinois, 200 people - 170 of them female, and majority African-American - engaged in a sit-in protest.
It happened on August 12, 1919. The chorus girls in his Ziegfeld Follies formed their own union, the Chorus Equity Association.
It has been a cornerstone of the civil rights movement, by ensuring that every American citizen, regardless of race or language, has equal access to the vote.
The ongoing fight to protect Medicare and Medicaid today from right-wing "reforms" is in sharp contrast to the victory of July 30, 1965.
This national trade union center organized unorganized workers and pursued progressive political and social projects.
During the Pullman strike, Charles Leonard, a representative of Omaha Railway murdered Charles Luth, a railroad switchman and union activist.
Labor must organize the three pillars of workers: low wage workers, professional and highly skilled workers and workers internationally cross-border.