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Sept. 1, 1894: Congress declares Labor Day a national holiday.
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A Message from President Paul Ellis-Graham on Labor Day
HVALF AFL-CIO
Looking Back at Labor Day's Turbulent Origins
Teamsters Local 355
LABOR DAY MESSAGE FROM GENERAL PRESIDENT HOFFA
Teamsters Local 264
Celebrate Labor on Labor Day
Greater Kansas City AFL-CIO
Labor Unions Gave Us Labor Day and Longer Life Spans
Teamsters local 570
Looking Back at Labor Day's Turbulent Origins
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'Cesar Chavez' Showcases Power of Union Organizing, Immigrant Labor
Posted On: Apr 01, 2014
April 1, 2014 | LABOR HISTORY | The 1960s struggle of migrant farmworkers in California played out against many other political movements of the time. Long hours, brutal conditions and lower-than-minimum wages provided the impetus for the great grape strike and boycott, centered in Delano, Calif. The campaign, led by Chavez and Dolores Huerta, the co-founders of the National Farm Workers Association, lasted more than five years and involved hundreds of miles-long marches, nearly month-long hunger strikes and brutal police violence. Full story at alternet.org.
 
 
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