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Labor’s Defiant Lady: Remembering Mother Jones

On Labor Day 2015 we take a look back at the great Mother Jones, who spent most of her life as a union organizer working side-by-side with striking miners, steel workers, and children. It is through efforts of this great woman — and others — that a great American Middle Class was born. Things like the 8-hour work day, the 40-hour work week, and child labor laws didn’t “just happen.” It took literally, blood, sweat, and tears to win what now appears to be slipping away from us again in the 21st Century. Labor Day — a time to remember workers. Continue reading

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The Grass Roots Fight For A Living Wage

Jennifer Epps-Addison, Executive Director of Wisconsin Jobs Now offers hope for a future that includes a “living wage” for U.S. workers. “The challenge is to help everyday people have their voices heard because unfettered, unlimited money in politics has really corrupted the idea of one person/one vote and every voice counting.” We dare you to find just one “favorite quote” from this remarkable activist working to make the world a better place. Continue reading

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An Attorney For The Damned

In the first “Gilded Age” in American history, one lawyer stood up to fight for the people. Known as the “attorney for the damned,” Clarence Darrow built a reputation for himself as a friend of labor and of the downtrodden. His oratory and his philosophy made him known to millions. Find out more about this complex and controversial man, who is our May Progressive Profile. Continue reading

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Ohio Makes Its Claim: Vote No On Issue 2

Ohio takes center stage in the fight to reclaim democracy in their state. We Are Ohio is leading the way to repeal Senate Bill 5 that stripped collective bargaining rights from public sector workers. November 8th is the day Ohioans go to the poll to Vote No On Issue 2 Continue reading

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