Today in Labor History

Labor history is OUR history

April 15, 1889

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Labor leader and civil rights activist A. Philip Randolph is born. In 1925, Randolph helped to found the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters and led the union’s twelve-year fight for recognition as the bargaining agent for porters working at the Pullman Company. “Salvation for a race, nation or class must come from within. Freedom is never granted; it is won. Justice is never given; it is exacted.”

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