The United Auto Workers and the Teamsters form the Alliance for Labor Action (ALA), later to be joined by several smaller unions. The ALA's agenda included support of the civil rights movement and opposition to the war in Viet Nam. It disbanded after four years following the death of UAW President Walter Reuther - 1968 photo: Walter Reuther takes part in a civil rights march in Washington, circa 1963.
U.S. minimum wage rises to $7.25 per hour, up from $6.55. This is the last time the minimum wage was raised (The House passed a bill raising the minimum wage to $15 on July 18, 2019). - 2009