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Today in Labor History - November 22nd - The district president of the American Federation of Labor and two other white men were shot and killed in Bogalusa, Alabama as they attempted to assist an African-American organizer working to unionize African-American workers at the Great Southern Lumber Co. – 1919

Cover of American Federation of Labor organizing leaflet which explained to workers their right to organize into unions of their choice, guaranteed by the National Labor Relations Act (Wagner Act) of 1935.

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A federal judge blocked the overtime rule of the Obama admin that would have helped millions of Americans. When it happened, Republicans were overjoyed.

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I am a man. To think about the Civil Right Movement and the era that they were in is crazy to me. All that the African Americans wanted was to be equal, have the freedom to do what the pleased, go to the restroom like everyone else, and yet their actions were limited because the color of their skin. In the picture, what really resonates with me, is that they are holding up a sign that says I am a man. They arent an animal nor a monster, a creature from another planet. They were being…

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