Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Today in Labor History

American Miners’ Association formed - 1861
First U.S. unemployment compensation law enacted, in Wisconsin - 1932

2014.01.27history-uprising-bookcover(Uprising: How Wisconsin Renewed the Politics of Protest, from Madison to Wall Street: Wisconsin continues to be notable!  Ripped from the headlines, Uprising provides a bracing snapshot of the union-led protest movement that captivated the nation and paved the path for the Occupy Wall Street movement. Author John Nichols recounts the gripping story of the more than 100,000 public employees, teachers, students, and their allies who descended on the capital in Madison, Wisconsin in 2011 after Republican Gov. Scott Walker announced his plan to eliminate the right of public sector employees to unionize.)

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