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On June 11, 1352, a series of trials were held against laborers from Wiltshire, England who had violated a 1349 ordinance that decreed that all laborers must accept the wages they had received in 1346. This is a rare specific date when we can look at the economic impact of the Black Death and how […]
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This is the grave of William Wilson. Born in 1862 in Blantyre, Scotland to a coal mining father, Wilson immigrated with his family to the United States in 1870. See, his father was on strike and the family was evicted from company housing. Unable to secure another job and facing deep poverty, the mines of […]
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#MeToo in Trucking

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On May 23, 2019
I was happy to be quoted in this excellent and important American Prospect piece on sexual harassment in trucking. Not long after Claudia Lopez began her career in trucking, a male colleague began to touch her back and legs without her consent, and repeatedly told her that he wanted to “marry her after he’s back […]
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On May 5, 1886, the Wisconsin National Guard opened fire on strikers in Milwaukee fighting for the 8-hour day, killing 7 workers. Coming a day after Haymarket and two days after the massacre of strikers in Chicago by police, what became known as the Bay View Massacre once again demonstrated the violence police and employers […]
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