• Today in Labor History
    July 2, 1964
    President Johnson signed Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, forbidding unions and employers from discriminating on the basis of race, color, gender, nationality, or religion.
    ~ Voices of Labor

  • Candidates Grow Bolder on Labor, and Not Just Sanders
    Posted On: Oct 16, 2019
    Oct. 16, 2019 | VOTE2020 | When Bernie Sanders ran for president in 2016, his campaign was strikingly pro-labor. He proposed a $15-an-hour minimum wage, which was much further than most mainstream Democrats, including Hillary Clinton, were willing to go. He denounced a trans-Pacific trade deal that was anathema to many unions. He endorsed an organizing method, known as card check, that would allow workers to unionize without holding a secret-ballot election. Yet by the standards of the race for the 2020 Democratic nomination, the Bernie Sanders of four years ago was something of a piker. At least half the candidates who will appear in next week’s presidential debate — including Mr. Sanders — have labor platforms that are more ambitious than his 2016 version… New York Times
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