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Martin Luther King, Jr. delivering his "I Have a Dream" speech in 1963.

“Civil Rights Plus Full Employment Equals Freedom”: Marking the Fiftieth Anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington

by on January 19, 2013

On August 28, 1963, more than 200,000 people converged at the Lincoln Memorial in a March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. The assembly occurred in a period of heightened black freedom struggle that was most ferocious in the Deep South but also relentless across the Upper and Border South, Northeast, Midwest, and West Coast.

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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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Right to Work a Man to Death

by on December 8, 2012

In 1958, an Indianapolis woman named Patricia Bolen wrote a letter to the Indianapolis Star about how Indiana’s right-to-work law affected her husband:

“I pooh-poohed when the right-to-work was first called a mankiller. But it is. The man I love is being killed by it.

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