“We need to understand as a country that we can no longer rule the world. It's a multipolar world now, and our national interest is right here at home, taking care of our needs.
Longtime labor and antiwar activist Gene Bruskin, on last Thursday’s Your Rights At Work radio show, discussing the crisis in Ukraine.
This week’s Labor History Today podcast: Tragedy and Resistance at Port Chicago Naval Magazine. Last week's episode: Black labor in Richmond.
U.S. Supreme Court finds that a Utah state law limiting mine and smelter workers to an eight-hour workday is constitutional – 1898
The minimum age allowed by law for workers in mills, factories, and mines in South Carolina is raised from twelve to fourteen - (Actually Leap Year Feb. 29) 1915
Members of the Chinese Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union in San Francisco’s Chinatown begin what is to be a successful four-month strike for better wages and conditions at the National Dollar Stores factory and three retail outlets - 1938
In response to the layoff of 450 union members at a 3M factory in New Jersey, every worker at a 3M factory in Elandsfontein, South Africa, walks off the job in sympathy - 1986.
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If you missed yesterday's Your Rights At Work radio show -- Workers say No to war in Ukraine – catch the podcast here!
As Russian tanks rolled into Ukraine and the Confederation of Free Trade Unions of Ukraine called on “all global trade union organizations, brothers and sisters from trade unions in different countries for solidarity,” the AFL-CIO joined with unions around the world "standing in solidarity with our union partners in Ukraine," tweeted AFL-CIO president Liz Shuler yesterday. "We demand an immediate withdrawal of Russian troops and a commitment to political and diplomatic solutions to the crisis that will cause needless suffering and hardship for people throughout the country." Other unions speaking out included National Nurses United, whose president, Zenei Triunfo-Cortez, RN, said that “The danger of even greater escalation – which potentially involves the two largest nuclear-armed nations in the world – is particularly chilling. That threat should further impel all parties involved to seek a peaceful, diplomatic solution to this crisis immediately.”