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2017 PNLHA Labor History Calendar

The 2017 Labor History Calendar is now available. The PNLHA Labor History wall calendar, in its 38th edition, is the only regional labor calendar in the country and we are extremely proud of that! 137 more words

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Where Labor Went Wrong

Everybody should read “Runaway Inequality” by Les Leopold. Don’t wait for somebody from the Communications Workers of America to invite you to one of their classes on it. 610 more words


The 1946 Marquette Iron Range Strike and Paul Robeson

At 12:01 a.m. on February 8, 1946, nearly 3,000 iron miners on the Marquette Iron Range in Michigan’s central Upper Peninsula walked off their jobs.  It was the first major labor action in the region since 1895.  916 more words

Central U.P. And NMU Archives

A Revolution Within the Revolución: Global Labor Politics in Mexico City

By Stephan Fender

On May 25 1911, long-standing dictator Porfirio Díaz famously conceded defeat to his challenger Francisco I. Madero. This event marked the beginning of a long and bloody national power struggle in Mexico that lasted at least until 1929. 1,160 more words

World History

Dave Kamper: Missed opportunity 50 years ago offers insight into labor's current challenges

The Union Advocate recently reported that Local 1189 of the UFCW has rejected a so-called “final offer” in negotiations with the owners of Cub, Rainbow, Lunds & Byerly’s, and other major retail grocers in the East Metro. 972 more words

Labor Voices

The Fight Over Working Hours

It’s June 25th, the 81st anniversary of the Fair Labor Standards Act. We can thank President Roosevelt and Labor Secretary Perkins for this greatest accomplishment of America’s centuries-long fight for shorter working hours. 685 more words


Moldy, Musty, Marion Mill Memories

The collections we receive aren’t always in the best condition.  Papers are prolific and even if someone knows they are important enough to save, they don’t always store them in the greatest places or set them aside to languish a while until they have time or resources to deal with them.   358 more words