May

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Today in labor history: 400 Black women strike over wages, conditions

Writing in The Crisis, W.E.B. Du Bois described the upsurge among Black women and men tobacco workers as part of the great industrial union organizing drives.

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Today in labor history: Chicago Haymarket affair

Probably no single event has influenced the history of labor in the United States, and even the world, more than the Chicago Haymarket affair.

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In shadow of Disney World, May Day rally demands immigrant rights

In the home of Disney World, hundreds of immigrants rally on May Day to demand the "right to work, right to live and right to stay together."

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Taken for a ride: temp agencies and ‘raiteros’ in immigrant Chicago

Temp agencies and their corporate giant clients continue to profit off of low-wage, immigrant workers as this investigative report from ProPublica shows.

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