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Fighting for human rights in the fields of North Carolina

I, along with the other members of the AFL-CIO Executive Council, was invited by Velasquez to travel to North Carolina to meet with the immigrant workers.

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A book for Labor Day: "Playing Bigger Than You Are - A Life In Organizing"

This Labor Day workers will be marching and highlighting union and election struggles around the country. After the marches, it might be a good time to kick back and read a good book by a leader in those fights.

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Caterpillar capitalism triumphs

Machinists at Caterpillar voted to accept the company's contract offer, which included the same give backs as the one they rejected some four months ago.

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Judy Gallo, longtime activist, dies at 70

About 100 friends and activists in labor and progressive groups gathered at a memorial here Aug. 18 to pay tribute to Judy Gallo, who died recently at age 70.

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Janitors strike rocks Houston, forces employers to talk

Janitors here won a historic victory this past week as the contractors were forced to begin negotiations with the Service Employees International Union.

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Today in labor history: remembering Frank Little and more

Wobblie organizer Frank Little is dragged by six masked men from his hotel room and hung from the Milwaukee Railroad trestle.

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Today in labor history: Steel Workers founded in Pittsburgh

Within a year of its inception, over 125,000 people had joined the union.

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Today in labor history: San Francisco General Strike

On July 16, 1934, the city of San Francisco shut down as 65,000 workers from all industries walked off the job, in response to a call by longshore workers for a general strike.

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Today in labor history: Tenant farmers form union

African American and white farmers formed the Southern Tenant Farmers Union in Tyronza, Arkansas.

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