• Today in Labor History
    Sept. 18, 1999
    A 20-month illegal lockout of 2,900 Steelworkers members at Kaiser Aluminum plants in three states ends when an arbitrator orders a new contract. Kaiser was forced to fire scabs and fork over tens of millions of dollars in back pay to union members.
    ~ DC Labor

  • 1963 March on Washington Pushed for Economic Justice, Not Just Freedom
    Posted On: Feb 07, 2020
    Feb. 7, 2020 | BLACK HISTORY MONTH | It’s safe to say that many people in this country believe the leaders of the civil rights movement were the conceivers, organizers and deliverers of the historic Aug. 28, 1963, March on Washington. But that is simply not true. The conceivers, organizers and deliverers were black labor union leaders — most notably A. Philip Randolph, head of the pioneering Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters and its members. They revived a plan called the March on Washington Movement (MOWM), which had been developed by Randolph in the early 1940s to protest continued economic injustice and white supremacy in America. President John F. Kennedy, like his White House predecessors, had made little effort to deal with economic injustice and white supremacy, including that by the influential AFL-CIO federation of labor unions. Those moved to take action were black labor leaders… NY Daily News 
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