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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

New Anarcho-Syndicalist Review

ASR 67 is on the press, and features articles on the folly of electoral politics, a history of anarchism in Ukraine, anarchism in the 21st century, and a short piece from me looking at the devastation posed by 50 years of economic stagnation — to the point where nearly half of Americans tell the Federal Reserve Bank that they would not be able to come up with $400 if they were hit with an unexpected expense that high, and would have to borrow the money or let other bills slide to cover it.

LGBT Advocacy and the AFL-CIO

This June, city streets in America will bloom with colorful celebrations. Pride, this year, marks the 47th anniversary of Stonewall, and the first year since Obergefell v. 440 more words

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2017 PNLHA Conference - Call for Papers

Echoes of the 1917 Russian Revolution; Decades of Radicalism and Red Scares in the Labour Movements of the Pacific Northwest

May 26 – 28, 2017… 463 more words

Labor History

Atrocities Committed Under [insert ideology here]

This blog entry should probably have been titled Atrocities Committed Under Any Ideology or Economic System Other Than Capitalism, but that’s quite long. One common pro-capitalist objection to any critique of capitalism, is the oft-repeated “COMMUNIST GENOCIDES BRAH!” 740 more words