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On November 17, 1946, Hawaiian sugar workers organizing with the International Longshore and Warehouse Union ended their 79 day strike, winning a partial victory after costing planters at least $15 million and changing the nature of labor relations in Hawaii for good. From the beginning of American domination over Hawaii, well before it was annexed […]
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On September 30, 1899, Mary “Mother” Jones organized the wives and daughters of striking coal miners in Arnot, Pennsylvania to descend on the mine and intimidate the scabs working there. This critical action succeeded and helped their men win their strike. In May 1899, about 1,000 men went on strike in Arnot, which is in […]
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On August 26, 1922, the Trade Union Educational League under the leadership of William Z. Foster publicly met for the first time. This moment was a crucial history in the intersection of communism and the labor movement in the years after the success of the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia made communism the leading leftist ideology […]
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