(01/2003) As the civil war divided the nation figuratively, transcontinental rail travel brought it together literally. The nation’s railroad system also brought together for the first time Black workers and the labor movement. From that alliance, several decades later, A. Philip Randolph would emerge as a major historical figure not just in labor, but in civil rights.
Five Brave Men Stuck to Their Duties Until It Was Too Late
(11/2002) In the 90 years since it departed England on its only journey, the R.M.S. Titanic has remained of unwavering great interest, with the focus tending towards its design or the actions of its many famous passengers.
The Life and Times of a ‘Labor Priest’
(09/2002) From the California grape fields to the Kentucky coal mines, and in the halls of Congress, Father Higgins marched with striking workers, offered benedictions at union meetings, and tried to persuade politicians that working people deserve a fair deal.
(07/2002) The early days of the union movement were difficult times for workers who dared to fight for better wages and working conditions, and we should never forget the hardships that many early unionists suffered in order to win the right to collectively bargain that we enjoy today.