May 1, 1886
At its 1884 convention, the Federation of Organized Trades and Labor Unions (which became the American Federation of Labor), proclaims that “eight hours shall constitute a legal day’s labor from an…
Labor 411 – Making it Easy to Support Good Jobs
Labor 411 believes that by making the choice to spend our money on products and services that are made in our country by workers who are treated fairly, and paid living wages, we are helping to protect the middle class, strengthen our national economy and build a stronger America. We are here to make your consumer buying choices easy and fun. We call that ethical consumerism, and we hope you will join us in making the everyday decisions count.
Healthy Workplaces - Poster Art for Social Justice - Ricardo Levins Morales
Poster made in collaboration with union groups about tobacco use as a worker health and safety issue. Art by Ricardo Levins Morales. Affordable labor art.
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The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says there is a strong link between the weakening of unions and the rise in income share of the top 10 per cent, leading to growing income inequalities. The discussion paper, ‘Inequality and Labour Market Institutions’ by analysts Florence Jaumotte and Carolina Osorio Buitron, says “The decline in unionisation is related to the rise of top income shares and less redistribution, while the erosion of minimum wages is correlated with considerable increases…
October 30, 1916
In an escalation of their attempts to intimidate and run the Industrial Workers of World out of Everett, Washington, Sheriff Donald McRae and his deputies round up 41 Wobblies who had come to town …