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Looking Back on the Great Coal Strike of 1902

In the early 1900s, the most widespread method for heating homes was by burning anthracite coal–also known as “hard” coal–which could be found in abundance in Pennsylvania. 73 more words

this day in crime history: april 10, 1936

On this date in 1936 in Pennsylvania,  former union head Thomas Maloney unwittingly detonated a mail bomb that had been sent to him. The bomb was hidden inside a cigar box, and Maloney, a former union official, opened it on his kitchen table. 195 more words

True Crime

Work Ain't Working For Us (And Hasn't Been)

‘Work’ is a four-letter word, variously used to describe an activity for which a bewildering array of pejorative adjectives have been deployed over the years. Slogans abound, on bumper sticker and office cubicle alike: we’re working for the weekend; thank God it’s Friday; a bad day fishing is better than a good day working; and so on. 454 more words


Taking an Opportunity to Miss an Opportunity

St. Paul, Minnesota

This is why I get paid the big bucks, to fish and ferret out angles that everyone misses to make profound points. 1,113 more words


Striking & Locked Out Workers Could Claim Unemployment Relief in New Gonzalez Fletcher Legislation

Feb 7, 2017 (SACRAMENTO)  California State Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher (D-San Diego) proposed today that workers who have been locked out by their employer or who go on strike against their employer should be eligible to file for unemployment insurance benefits for the duration of their work stoppage. 327 more words