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September 19, 1981

tumblr_mvwcv1F3lW1qj171uo1_500More than 260,000 people converge on Washington, DC, for Solidarity Day, a march and rally for “Jobs, Justice, Compassion” in response to President Ronald Reagan’s anti-worker, anti-union policies. 250 organizations – including unions, civil rights, religious, and social justice – participated.

December 5, 1955


The American Federation of Labor and the Congress of Industrial Organizations merge to become the AFL-CIO.  Today, the federation is comprised of 56 unions representing 12 million workers.

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