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Po boys, now also for vegetarians.

i first learned about New Orleans as a fairy tale. my mother had spent time there as a young actress in a touring company, and stories of the city found themselves nestled between winkin’, blinkin’, and nod, and the BFG. 1,208 more words


Archiving AFL-CIO

Spotlight on Paul Barton:

AFL-CIO European Representative, 1968-1994

By Chris Carter
University of Maryland iSchool graduate, May 2015

Creating a plan

As a part of my Master of Library Science degree, I worked at the AFL-CIO Archives for my field study course and worked on a semester-long project with the institution.   446 more words


August 26, 1894

Striking sheep shearers in New South Wales, Australia, burn and scuttle the paddle steamer Rodney, which had been transporting scab labor. Later that day, Billy McClean, a union shearer, was shot and wounded in an altercation with scabs. 33 more words


August 22, 2010

Police open fire and attack with tear gas 2,000 garment workers who block a highway in Dhaka, Bangladesh, for three hours to demand that they be paid overdue wages. 31 more words


August 18, 2011

Brazilian President Dilma Rouseff addresses a list of 150 demands by the Margaridas (“Daisies”) – an organization advocating for the rights of women rural workers – and agrees to establish healthcare facilities and centers to enforce health and safety regulations in rural areas, finance more family-owned farms, and to create a national program on sustainable agriculture to help women in rural communities.


August 16, 2012

South African police open fire on a large crowd of men who had walked out on strike at the British-owned Lonmin platinum mine at Marikana, killing 34 workers. 32 more words


2016 Labor History Calendar

We are at work on a 2016 labor history calendar, and hope to ship shortly after Labor Day.

We are returning to the smaller 11 by 17 format for 2016, and will reduce the price accordingly. 9 more words