June 26, 1959: The 189-mile-long St. Lawrence Seaway opens, making the Great Lakes accessible to Atlantic shipping. Thousands of laborers toiled for decades to make it happen; indirectly and directly, the Seaway today supports 75,000 jobs in Canada and 150,000 in the U.S.
Why Workplace Organizing Remains Essential for Workers and the Fight Against Rising U.S. Economic Inequality
Posted On: Apr 17, 2017
Apr. 17, 2017| THE FUTURE OF LABOR | … In today’s tilted field of U.S. labor relations, even highly profitable employers can make extraordinary economic demands backed by threats to outsource or sub-contract work. Strikes have been transformed from a legitimate and important form of worker leverage into high-risk confrontations that may leave workers without gains or jobs. At stake are not just the dollars and cents on the table but whether employers will continue to bargain in good faith at all… scholarsstrategynetwork.org