Victims’ names engraved in a metal overhang, part of the Triangle Shirtwaist Memorial, are reflected in mirroring panels along the sidewalk.
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On Oct. 11, 2023, a new memorial was unveiled at the site of the 1911 fire. A cadre of young Jewish women helped push for change in the wake of the tragedy.
Placards are part and parcel of a protest.
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Talks between the the International Brotherhood of Teamsters and company bosses have broken down. A supply chain expert explores what could happen next.
Actors Emily Blunt, Robert Downey Jr., Matt Damon, Cillian Murphy and Florence Pugh were among those who walked out of the premiere of ‘Oppenheimer.’
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As actors join screenwriters in a strike that has shut down movie productions, a labor historian looks back at union action on the silver screen.
Striking workers picket outside of Warner Bros. Studios on the second day of the Hollywood writers strike on May 3, 2023, in Burbank, Calif.
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The writers strike lays bare all the ills of working on one of the lowest rungs of the entertainment industry.
Workers don’t like the current two-tier system, which pays new employees less.
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Results already in from the first direct leadership election in the UAW’s 88-year history present a sharply divided leadership.
The Bonus Army protesting on the U.S. Capitol steps on Jan. 2,1932.
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Thousands of volunteers joined the military during World War I. But when the war ended and the Great Depression began, the volunteers wanted a bonus to be paid in 1932, not in 1945 as planned.
A revised movement on the backs of young workers?
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Public support for unions is at a near 60-year high. Meanwhile, self-organizers at major American chains are spearheading a new movement to mobilize.
Members of a union representing workers who clean New York City offices march in 2019.
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Often overlooked in the immigration debate are the contributions of migrants, such as how they helped organize workers in the 1990s.
‘The Salt of the Earth,’ made during the height of the post-World War II Red Scare, was blacklisted.
Inspired by real events, the films tackle issues of race, gender and class in ways that will resonate with many of today’s viewers.
A long-brewing dispute?
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A regional director of the National Labor Relations Board has issued a complaint over instances of anti-union practices at Starbucks. And that was before the company’s boss threatened to withhold wages.
The start of a movement or a moment?
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Successful union drives at two of America’s biggest companies were led by committed individuals, rather than established unions.
Minneapolis Police create a blockade after a campaign rally for President Donald Trump on October 10, 2019.
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George Floyd’s death has thrust police unions into the spotlight amid a growing recognition that they are not part of the U.S. labor movement but a narrow interest group pursuing their self-interests.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the picket line at the Scripto plant in Atlanta, Ga., December, 1964.
Most people think of Martin Luther King Jr. as a civil rights leader who led the nation in addressing the evils of systemic racism. What many don’t know is that he also championed labor unionism.
Salvadoran immigrants were pivotal in the Justice for Janitors campaign in Los Angeles in 1990. It earned wage increases for custodial staff nationwide and inspired today’s $15 minimum wage campaign.
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Central Americans who came to the US in the 1980s fleeing civil war drew on their background fighting for social justice back home to help unionize farmworkers, janitors and poultry packers in the US.
Dublin’s General Post Office on fire after the 1916 Easter Rising.
Irish immigrants and their descendants played a leading part in the Easter Rising of 1916 and Ireland’s subsequent rebellion. But the inspiration worked in the other direction as well.