Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders stood with thousands at a pro-union rally near Nissan Motor Co.’s plant in Canton, Mississippi, congratulating workers for their courage “in standing up for justice.”
“It’s our job to tell corporate America that they cannot have it all,” Sanders told the crowd. “Start treating the working people of this country with […]
Rest in Peace, Captain Josh Williams
Josh Williams, the longtime ILWU member and pensioner who created and led Local 10’s famous Drill Team for 50 years, passed on June 3 at the age of 83.
Like many African-Americans of his generation, Williams’ family was based in the south. His father was a sharecropper and […]
Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968
“With the settlement of many of these early strikes, there was little or nothing added to the pay envelope, little or nothing for job security and a mountain of debts to pay and harsh memories to forget. Yet there was one thing […]
“At the turn of the century, women earned approximately ten cents an hour, and men were fortunate to receive twenty cents an hour. The average work week was sixty to seventy hours. During the thirties, wages were a secondary issue; to have a job at all was the difference between the agony […]