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Mar. 25, 1947
An explosion at a coal mine in Centralia, Ill. kills 111 miners. Mineworkers President John L. Lewis calls a six day work stoppage by the nation’s 400,000 soft coal miners to demand safer working conditions. Union Communication Services

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The Key to Genuine Equality? A Union Card.
Posted On: Feb 27, 2019
Feb. 27, 2019 | ECONOMIC EQUALITY | Whenever I face adversity—when my faith is shaken or my confidence falters—I turn to a woman I carry in my heart every day. Too often forgotten in Dr. King’s shadow, Coretta Scott King embodied everything at the core of an intersectional fight for justice. Above all, she recognized that the movement for civil rights could not stop at the voting booth. It had to be a fight for dignity in every facet of our lives—the right to stand tall at work and to live with security at home. The day before she buried her husband, King flew to Memphis to lead 50,000 people marching in solidarity with striking sanitation workers… The Root
 
 
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