And we talk with labor historian Leon Fink about why the AFL-CIO in 1967 declared its strong support for the increasingly unpopular war in Viet Nam.
First sit-down strike in U.S. called by IWW at General Electric in Schenectady, N.Y. - 1906
International Human Rights Day, commemorating the signing at the United Nations of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which states, in part: “Everyone has the right to form and join trade unions for the protection of his interests” - 1948
American Federation of Teachers Local 89 in Atlanta, Georgia disaffiliates from the national union because of an AFT directive that all its locals integrate. A year later, the AFT expelled all locals that refused to do so - 1956
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Labor history courtesy Union Communication Services