Tag Archives: Unions

1973: And Here As In Other Places

Fold-out poster of Emiliano Zapata from El Malcriado, newsletter of the United Farm Workers, AFL-CIO (May 4,1973) (source) …And here as in other places, enslaved men and women, whose consciousness has been asleep, are waking up, looking around struggling…

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1946: First They Came

Although this is one of the world’s most famous poems, there is no definitive version of it. Indeed, there is no clear evidence that its author, the Lutheran pastor Martin Niemöller, ever put it into poetic form. Several variations exist, … Continue reading

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1946: Fight That Man!

The Challenger—a tough-talking comic book hero from the 1940’s who fights fascism at home: “The man who wants to smash the unions or attack racial or religious minorities is a fascist! Never forget that, and never forget to fight that … Continue reading

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1915: Help the Furrier Strikers

Happy May Day!

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2016: Not Simply to Keep Time

In 2016, The Lancaster Symphony Orchestra argued in a legal hearing that its musicians—members of the Greater Lancaster Federation of Musicians, AFM #294, AFL-CIO—were independent contractors and thus could not form a union. The appellate court did not agree, finding … Continue reading

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1975: Huelga and Boycott

Happy Cesar Chavez Day! Chavez with his dogs Huelga (“strike”) and Boycott. He originally got them simply as guard dogs, but over time the relationship deepened. Boycott went everywhere with him—and he gave credit to both of them for leading … Continue reading

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2014: Starts With

Richard Meier: SINDA (2014) Italian words that start with “sinda“: sindaco, mayor sindacato, labor union sindacale, union sindacalista, union official, trade unionist sindacare, to judge sindacalismo, trade unionism sindacalizzarsi, to unionize

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