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By chance, I came across this article in the October 22, 1958 edition of the International Woodworker: The following item is for the attention of those who claim that organized labor is wrong when it says that so-called “right to work” laws are aimed at weakening unions and destroying labor standards. It concerns a letter […]

Lawrence

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On January 11, 2012

I’m not writing about the 1912 Lawrence strike in This Day in Labor History this year, so instead read Steve Early’s nice piece on the 100th anniversary of this very important event.

Indiana

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On January 11, 2012

So now that everyone is through with Clown Show 2: We Drop Our r’s Edition, maybe we can get to a story that actually matters.* And I don’t mean Clown Show 3: Confederate Homeland Edition.

NAFTA on the Ground

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On January 10, 2012
Outstanding piece of journalism by David Bacon, showing how NAFTA has brought North Carolina and Veracruz together, connected by Smithfield Farms trying to screw both places over. Essentially, as North Carolinian outrage over the environmental consequences of giant hog farms grew and as workers sought to unionize the brutal hog disassembly lines, Smithfield used NAFTA […]
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On December 30, 1905, former Idaho governor Frank Steunenberg walked home after a snowstorm in Caldwell, Idaho. When he arrived he pulled open his outside gate, triggering a bomb that blew him ten feet into the air and killing him. The assassination of Steunenberg led to one of the biggest show trials in American history, […]
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