Guthrie traveled with workers and learned their traditional songs, earning himself the nickname "Dust Bowl Troubadour."
The number of fatal occupational injuries nationwide dropped to 4,609 in 2011.
Workers in transparent rain ponchos hand out pale yellow fliers to people preparing to enter Lee Kan's Asian Grill in the Collierville Shopping Center.
The problems of speedup and other dangerous assembly line practices were skewered in Charlie Chaplin's classic film "Modern Times."
Some 50 striking workers at a Walmart warehouse left their picket line, traveled to a newly opened Walmart Express here, and took over the store.
The marchers' struggle began a year ago, with their attempts to get management to fix equipment, provide fans, provide drinking water and a decent wage.
The textile workers' strike of 1934 was the largest strike in U.S. labor history at the time, involving as many as 500,000 textile workers from New England, the Mid-Atlantic states and the U.S. Southern states,.
Striking workers picketed the Walmart distribution center in Elwood, Illinois for the third day in a row this morning since they went on strike last Saturday.
The strike followed years of lousy working conditions -- including 100-degree-plus interior temperatures -- and management refusal to even meet with them on the problems, much less listen.
The AFL-CIO expanded Wiggins' grave marker in 1979, to include the phrase, "She died carrying the torch of social justice."