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On March 2, 1937, U.S. Steel signed a contract with the Steel Workers Organizing Committee. This victory for SWOC was not only a critical early win for what would soon become the Congress of Industrial Organizations, but also ended an era of U.S. Steel being a leader in opposing any labor organizing. It would certainly […]
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On February 27, the Supreme Court will hear Janus v. AFSCME, the case almost certain to eviscerate public sector unions by proclaiming a national right-to-work for public workers. This is intended to kneecap unions such as AFSCME, SEIU, AFT, and NEA, i.e. most of the unions who can still fund massive organizing campaigns and GOTV […]
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On January 16, 1865, General William Tecumseh Sherman issued Special Field Order No. 15, granting coastal plantation properties from Savannah, Georgia to the St. John’s River in Florida to ex-slaves. Extending thirty miles from the coast, this had the potential to reshape southern labor relations as much as the end of slavery. However, northern belief […]
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