Labor News

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Today in labor history: 200,000 students boycott Chicago public schools

Civil rights groups organized the boycott and demonstration against segregated schools and inadequate resources for black students.

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New teacher union movement is rising

Teacher unions must unite with parents, students and the community to improve public schools so that we have healthy communities and a vibrant democracy.

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Today in labor history: 50th anniversary of Chicago public schools boycott

On October 22, 1963, a coalition of civil rights groups organized Freedom Day, a mass boycott and demonstration against segregated schools and inadequate resources for black students.