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Who Counts as a Worker and Who Deserves Help?

In the spring of 1867, the levees broke in Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana. Water poured out into planted fields, through pig pens and chicken coops, and into residents’ homes. 1,758 more words

October 2017

this day in crime history: november 11, 1919

On this date 1919, four members of the American Legion were shot and killed during an Armistice Day parade in Centralia, WA. The men were shot by members of the Industrial Workers of the World, also known as the Wobblies. 300 more words

True Crime

Chinese Auto-Glass Magnate Faces Union Challenge in Ohio

More than 1,500 workers at the Fuyao plant are voting on affiliating with the United Auto Workers, a possible blow to the owner’s paternalistic model. 78 more words

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Lessons from La Causa: Leadership, Spirituality and Geographies of Injustice in an Era of Civil Rights

by Naomi Alisa Calnitsky

“It is in no way extraordinary that the Valley was unable to understand Cesar Chavez. He belongs to that inarticulate subculture of farm workers upon whom the Valley depends but whose existence does not impinge heavily on the Valley consciousness. 2,142 more words

Racism

N.J. Teachers’ Union Wages Costly War Against Powerful Democrat

The union is waging a multimillion dollar assault on the State Senate president, Steven M. Sweeney, that could also imperil the agenda of Philip D. Murphy. 77 more words

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Winter Jazzfest Announces a Slightly Less Sprawling 2018 Lineup

A star-studded tribute to the pianist Geri Allen and a showcase of young British jazz musicians will be part of this annual showcase, on Jan. 10-17. 74 more words

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Let Wronged Workers Join Together for Justice

The Supreme Court is set to hear three cases on companies’ arbitration agreements that bar employees from pressing class action claims.

Published: October 2, 2017 at 05:30AM… 71 more words

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