Union Communication Services (UCS), will close down at the end of August, reports the Worker Institute at Cornell University’s ILR School, which has operated the publisher since taking it over from founder David Prosten five years ago. UCS, originally based out of Annapolis, published Steward Update and other union and work-related books, and has been the primary source of Union City’s popular Today’s Labor History feature, which will continue in UC. “We are confident, however, that other progressive labor organizations will step in to provide the type of crucial information for workers and shop floor activists that Steward Update supplied,” said the Worker Institute. Now through August 15, 2019, while supplies last, receive 70% off of all stock in the UCS catalog when you enter the promo code SALE at checkout.
Plumbers train vets; MoJo goes digital; Click here to check out this week's Labor History Today podcast. On this week’s show: The Plumbers celebrate the 10th anniversary of its Veterans in Piping Program, and Mother Jones goes digital!
A preliminary delegation from Mother Jones' March of the Mill Children from Philadelphia to Pres. Theodore Roosevelt's summer home in Oyster Bay, Long Island, publicizing the harsh conditions of child labor, arrives today. They are not allowed through the gates - 1903 photo courtesy Philadelphia Encyclopedia
Following a five-year table grape boycott, Delano-area growers file into the United Farm Workers union hall in Delano, Calif. to sign their first union contracts - 1970
President Lyndon Johnson signs the Medicare Act, providing federally-funded health insurance for senior citizens - 1964
Former Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa disappears. Presumed to be dead, his body has never been found - 1975
United Airlines agrees to offer domestic-partner benefits to employees and retirees worldwide - 1999
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