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Microbrewery Workers United!

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On September 15, 2020
While Twin Cities brewery Surly lays off workers to bust the union effort there, the Cities’ Fair State Brewery in fact acts fairly: “Today, Fair State Brewing Cooperative has decided to voluntarily┬árecognize the union formed by their employees under the local Unite 17 chapter. This makes them among the first craft breweries in the country […]
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On April 4, 1936, the Strutwear strike in Minneapolis was won by the workers, a significant victory not just for the workers of Minnesota, but specifically for the women who made up most of this workforce. Moreover, this is a useful strike to explore issues of gender and working class culture in the Great Depression. […]
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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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