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Today’s News & Commentary — November 29, 2015

Walmart protests this weekend were short and sweet, thanks to a split in worker organizing. The OUR Walmart campaign, launched by the United Food and Commercial Worker Union to agitate for better conditions and higher pay, has drifted from the UFCW. 305 more words

On Labor

November 28, 1953

400 photo engravers employed by New York City newspapers go on strike over wages and improved working conditions. 20,000 other newspaper workers represented by other unions refused to cross the photo engravers’ picket lines. 14 more words


Railway Museum in Union, Illinois

In Midwest Maize, I go into some detail about the impact of trains on the U.S. as a whole and the Midwest in particular. In the mid-1800s, trains changed everything. 164 more words


November 27, 1937

The musical revue, “Pins & Needles,” opens on Broadway with a cast of International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union members. The show – a “lighthearted look at young workers in a changing society in the middle of America’s most politically engaged city” – ran on Friday and Saturday nights only, because of the casts’ regular jobs. 6 more words


The answer of terror is not love, it is security measures

I will start this long post by mentioning that I have been away from actively posting as I have traveled to Colombia in November. And though I have kept track on the political news, the events are rushing into our newsfeed by the minutes. 797 more words


Job 19: Suffering and Rejoicing Well

Job 19Suffering and Rejoicing Well

Thursday, November 26, 2015: Thanksgivng Day in the USA

As we consider terrorist events that flood before us, and as we celebrate a day of Thanksgiving in the USA, let us re-visit this Favorite post and consider how we might suffer and rejoice well. 571 more words