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On February 19, 1910, the Philadelphia Rapid Transit Company fired 173 union members to bust a strike by its drivers, leading to a general strike and general uproar against this outrageous unionbusting, culminating in an all-too-rare victory for workers in the early twentieth century. Streetcar workers often had it pretty tough in the Gilded Age, […]
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It’s more than a little ironic that the core of Trump’s support comes from the very areas that are most reliant on immigrants to keep the towns alive. Trouble back home resonates here in Kennett Square. When I discovered the quaint town by chance on an early wintry evening in the 1980s, the men were […]
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On April 2, 1937, workers at the Hershey Chocolate Corporation in Hershey, Pennsylvania sat down on the job. Following the lead of the General Motors workers in Flint, Michigan a few months earlier, these workers demanded the company live up to the contract it had recently signed. Unlike that previous struggle however, Hershey would respond […]
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