Legend has it that Defoe's poem struck such a chord with the public that they threw flowers and drank to his health.
The company also has agreed to post a notice informing workers of their rights under the National Labor Relations Act and to hold a union election.
"We deserve more, we deserve $15 and a union; we work hard and we deserve more money."
Imagine cleaning chemicals without having the proper suit that protects you from them.
"I've never stood up for anything in my life, but this is too much to give up."
The federal government has opened a legally required review of a rule designed to cut or eliminate worker exposure to blood-borne illnesses.
The IBEW has called for a change to the Affordable Care Act so workers covered by multi-employer plans don't get hurt or lose coverage.
The contract covered 10,000 workers and provided seniority, hiring, and a medical plan.
The labor movement, aiming to reverse decades of decline suffered under relentless attacks by the corporate-funded right wing, is headed for a major makeover.
The U.S. public still strongly supports public schools and wants to improve them - and is willing to pay to do so.