• Today in Labor History
    July 27, 1919
    Coal miner and labor leader Albert Ginger Goodwin is shot and killed by Canadian police. Although he had been ruled unfit for military service during World War I because he had lung disease, the conscription board reversed its decision just days after Goodwin led smelter workers on strike for the eight-hour day. Opposed to the war, Goodwin fled and for months avoided capture by the authorities. His death inspired Canada's first general strike on August 2 in Vancouver.
    ~Today in Labor History

  • Juneteenth: Freedom, Liberation, and Reckoning
    Updated On: Jun 19, 2021
    June 19, 2021 | SOCIAL JUSTICE | Juneteenth is now a federal holiday. Juneteenth commemorates the end of chattel slavery in the US, on June 19, 1865, when Union soldiers reached the farthest end of the Confederacy and informed the enslaved Black population that they were now free citizens. For many Black Americans, Juneteenth represents the long journey for Black freedom and liberation. It is a celebration of Black joy and resilience and a reminder that the journey is not yet complete… Roosevelt Institute
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