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Feb. 23, 1940
Woody Guthrie wrote "This Land Is Your Land" following a frigid trip - partially by hitchhiking, partially by rail - from California to Manhattan. The Great Depression was still raging. Guthrie had heard Kate Smith?s recording of "God Bless America" and resolved to himself: "We can't just bless America, we've got to change it."

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Apr. 10, 2017  | ORGANIZING | A few years ago, no one had ever heard of XPO Logistics. But today, after borrowing billions of dollars to buy up an attempt to integrate freight and drayage companies, warehouses and other pieces of the global supply chain, XPO is acclaimed as one of the largest transportation companies in the world. And its CEO, Bradley Jacobs, is lauded by some as an industry titan. But there is a monumental speed bump on Jacobs’ limousine ride to the top of the logistics industry: the haunting specter that Jacobs’ workers across the globe are beginning to organize and fight back – together! In the U.S., workers at XPO are eager to build a union with the Teamsters. The company’s response is to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars in an ongoing effort to deny these workers their federally protected right to organize… Fifteen unions representing XPO workers in nine countries have declared their willingness to take on XPO… huffingtonpost.com
 
 
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