Today in Labor History – August 29th
  Seventy-five workers die when the lower St. Lawrence River’s Quebec Bridge collapses while under construction.  A flawed design was
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Labor Speaks – Voices of the Working Class
“History is a great teacher. Now everyone knows that the labor movement did not diminish the strength of the nation
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Today in Labor History – August 28th
  The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom—the Martin Luther King Jr. “I Have A Dream” speech march—is held
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Today in Labor History – August 27th
  Some 14,000 Chicago teachers who have gone without pay for several months finally collect about $1,400 each – 1934
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Labor Day and the Union Label
The rest of the world celebrates “Labor Day” on May 1st, but we celebrate it on the 1st Monday in
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Today in Labor History – August 26th
Fannie Sellins and Joseph Starzeleski are murdered by coal company guards on a picket line in Brackenridge, Pa. Sellins was
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Labor Speaks – Voices of the Working Class
    “Nothing counts but pressure, pressure, more pressure, and still more pressure through broad organized aggressive mass action.” –
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Today in Labor History – August 25th
    Birth of Allan Pinkerton, whose strike-breaking detectives (“Pinks”) gave us the word “fink” – 1819 Brotherhood of Sleeping
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Labor Speaks – Voices of the Working Class
      “The fight is never about grapes or lettuce. It is always about people.” – César Chavez    
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Today in Labor History – August 24th
The Mechanics Gazette, believed to be the first U.S. labor newspaper, is published in Philadelphia, the outgrowth of a strike
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