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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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Today in labor history: Joe Hill executed

On November 19, 1915, labor leader and songwriter Joe Hill was executed in Utah on what many believe was a framed charge of murder.

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Buried in my grave, before I'll be a Walmart slave!

Walmart workers striking for higher wages here have added the element of song to their picketing, marching and chanting.

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"Solidarity Forever" completed Jan. 15, 1915

On January 15, 1915 in Chicago there was a big march on City Hall by some 1,500 jobless and hungry people demanding relief.