Today in Labor History

Labor history is OUR history

January 18, 2016

Our needs are identical with labor's needs — decent wages, fair working conditions, livable housing, old age security, health and welfare measures, conditions in which families can grow, have education for their children and respect in th

Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a U.S. federal holiday celebrating the birthday of civil rights activist and organizer Martin Luther King, Jr. The campaign for a federal holiday in his honor began soon after his assassination in 1968. President Ronald Reagan signed the holiday into law in 1983, and it was first observed three years later. It was officially observed in all fifty states for the first time in 2000.

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