The Steel Workers Organizing Committee (SWOC) signs its first contract with Carnegie-Illinois Steel, for a $5/day wage and benefits. SWOC went on to become the United Steelworkers.
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A Textile Artist’s Take on Local Labor History
Wistariahurst Museum in Holyoke, MA
March and April 2014
Artist Deborah Baronas grew up on a farm in western Massachusetts, encouraged to pursue her interest in art when she wasn’t helping her parents in the fields. 507 more words
Debs speaks about the two-party political-capitalist system.
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“As a rule, large capitalists are Republicans and small capitalists are Democrats, but workingmen must remember that they are all capitalists, and that the many small ones, like the fewer large ones, are all politically supporting their class interests, and this is always and everywhere the capitalist class.”