Graduate employees at the University of Illinois at Chicago began an indefinite strike on March 19, demanding livable wages and better working conditions as part of a national wave of educator-lead organized labor efforts
Today in History
March 22, 1886
Mark Twain, a lifelong member of the International Typographical Union, gave a speech extolling the benefits of unionism.
Workers are organizing through unions and other organizations to improve their lives. Union representation provides a voice on the job and the opportunity to improve wages, benefits and working conditions.
As part of national “Women in Construction Week,” women and men from local building trades unions gathered March 6 at Surly Brewing for the region’s second annual “Women Building Success” awards ceremony.
After months of planning, a small group of labor leaders, activists and scholars will open a new college this spring in St. Paul, inspired by the belief that working people can build the labor movement of the future, in part, by looking to the past.