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Call for Contributors for November 2017 Issue on “Organized Labor”

The Activist History Review invites proposals for articles that address the theme of “organized labor” to be featured in the November issue.

Since the 1983, membership in unions has declined from 20.1 percent to just above 10 percent. 394 more words

September 2017

Demonstrators in France Protest Labor Changes

Rallies were held in several cities, and union workers went on strike to oppose President Emmanuel Macron’s planned changes to the employment code.

Published: September 12, 2017 at 05:30AM… 70 more words


Labor Day 2017: The Camaraderie of a Union

I doubt it’s a secret that I am a fan of labor unions, or that it runs in my blood—that my grandfather encouraged his staff to become the first unionized library in Wisconsin, that my great-great granddad Carl the Commie had to leave Prussia for his unionizing (Von Bismarck, it seems, didn’t approve), that my mother’s been a union member for 50 years (or maybe more), that I have been and am involved in unions. 707 more words

Fast Food Workers Are Going on Strike on Labor Day

You’re not the only one who won’t be working today.

Fast food workers in several states and abroad plan to walk off the job today to call for higher pay and better working conditions. 122 more words


A New Type of Labor Law for a New Type of Worker

If unions are going to return to their old strength, they need rules tailored to modern workplaces.

Published: September 4, 2017 at 05:30AM

Opinion By WILLIAM E. 69 more words


this day in crime history: september 2, 1885

On this day in 1885, white miners working at the Union Pacific coal mine in Rock Springs, WY started a riot that resulted in the murder of over two dozen Chinese immigrants. 261 more words

True Crime

On 4-Stop Tour, Democrat Leaders Try to Reconnect With Workers

A group of Democratic members of Congress finished a cross-country trip to address the economic anxiety felt by many working class voters.

Published: August 14, 2017 at 05:30AM… 74 more words