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On November 10, 1933, workers at the Hormel plant in Austin, Minnesota sat down on the job. Possibly the first sit-down strike in American history, the win these workers achieved helped set up the labor militancy of the New Deal era that revolutionized the lives of American labor. The Industrial Workers of the World had […]
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Good piece here that implicates everyday consumers and their desire for cheap meat in the broader immigration issue and how it helps exploit the poorest workers we have. Cheap meat is costly. At the Southern Provision slaughterhouse in Bean Station, Tenn., in a recent early-morning U.S. Customs and Immigration Enforcement raid with helicopters, armed federal […]
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