History of the Working Class

Today in Labor History – October 19th
After twenty years of virulent anti-unionism, the J.P. Stevens & Co. finally signs its first-ever contract with the Amalgamated Clothing
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Labor Speaks – The IWW Constitution Preamble
-Note- This is the Original Preamble from the 1905 founding of the IWW The working class and the employing class
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Today in Labor History – October 18th
The “Shoemakers of Boston” – the first labor organization in what would later become the United States – was authorized
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Labor Speaks – Voices of the Working Class
Commentary on Salt of the Earth, with film participant, Anita Torrez. Anita Torrez was part of the Ladies’ Auxilary International
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Today in Labor History – October 17th
Labor activist Warren Billings is released from California’s Folsom Prison. Along with Thomas J. Mooney, Billings had been pardoned for
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Labor Speaks – John Browns raid on Harpers Ferry
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Today in Labor History – October 16th
Queen Marie Antoinette, wife of  Louis XVI, is beheaded during the French Revolution.   When alerted that the peasants were suffering
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Labor Speaks – The Anti-Union Rap #2
You got a chance to see Walmart in action the other day, and now it’s time for Target. I know
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Today in Labor History – October 15th
Pres. Woodrow Wilson signs the Clayton Antitrust Act – often referred to as “Labor’s Magna Carta” – establishing that unions
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Labor Speaks – Voices of the Working Class
    “We’re the only industrial nation in the world where if you strike the employer can replace you with
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