History of the Working Class

Labor Speaks – Elaine Bernard
    Most Americans believe that there is a law that protects them from being fired for ‘no cause.’ But
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Today in Labor History – November 6th
A coal mine explosion in Spangler, Pa. kills 79. The mine had been rated gaseous in 1918, but at the
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Labor Speaks – The Everett Massacre
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Today in Labor History – November 5th
Eugene V. Debs – labor leader, socialist, three-time candidate for president and first president of the American Railway Union, was
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Labor Speaks – Will Rogers
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Today in Labor History – November 4th
Populist humorist Will Rogers was born on this day near Oologah, Indian Territory (later Oklahoma). One of his many memorable
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Labor History Book Choice for November
I really hate to pick a book based on a grand total of three votes, so I’m asking folks to
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Labor Speaks – Mother Jones
    “I am directly opposed to it myself, but if it is a question of strike or you go
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Today in Labor History – November 3rd
California “Workingman’s Party” orator Dennis Kearney was arrested and jailed for two weeks for “incendiary speeches.” – 1887 Striking milk
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Labor History through Song – Bonus Video – Sixteen Tons
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