Tefere Gebre has been a proud union member for most of his life, valuing the freedom of people to come together in union.
The Southern Poverty Law Center surveyed over 2,000 teachers, who say kids are experiencing fear and stress over the Right's agenda.
Increased immigration filled the need for labor: many of those working on the canal had recently come to the States from Ireland.
Labor's Council for Latin American Advancement is advocating "strategic investment" in organizing Latinos and more use and promotion of workers' centers.
"When I see people working in the field, I see a lack of equality. If it wasn't for them the crops wouldn't get grown or harvested."
A "key piece of the raising wages agenda is a workable pathway to citizenship" for undocumented workers.
The AFL-CIO is calling upon President Barack Obama to take action to adjust these failed policies.
In the worst industrial disaster in Mass. state history, the Pemberton Mill in Lawrence collapsed on January 10, 1860, trapping 900 workers, most of them recent immigrants, many women and children.
In addition to 300 dead there were 100,000 left homeless. When the fire destroyed the waterworks, the city's water supply was cut off and the firefighters were forced to give up.
Gebre's first attempt at union organizing in Orange County was a smashing success. He successfully signed up 400 workers who toiled as sorters of trash.