Tom Alter

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Tom Alter is an assistant professor of history at Texas State University where he specializes in working class and Texas history. He is the author of Toward a Cooperative Commonwealth: The Transplanted Roots of Farmer-Labor Radicalism in Texas.

Report on Lansing: anti-RTW Protest 12-11-12

by on December 13, 2012

On December 11 around 13,000 trade unionists and their allies gathered outside the capitol building in Lansing, Michigan to protest anti-union “right-to-work” legislation. In spite of the anger and militancy of the protest the legislation was passed and signed into law that day making Michigan the twenty-fourth “right-to-work” state.

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