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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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June 16, 2017 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | The worker victories weren’t always headline stealers during the Obama administration. But they added up. A rule requiring companies to document their outside union-busting tactics, as well as positive determinations when it came to stopping the anti-worker actions behind independent contractors and joint employment, were decisions that had the potential to enhance the collective bargaining rights of workers and raise wages. But last week, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) decided to reverse them. It was a surprising move for an administration that insists it sides with workers. Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa called the decisions “greatly disappointing.”… teamster.org
 
 
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