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lA' bor, (1) productive activity, especially for economic gain; (2) the body of persons engaged in such activity, especially those working for wages; (3) physical or mental work

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Union News in 1958
Union News in 1958
A new American Bakery and Confectionery Workers Union was chartered, and a new Laundry Workers International Union was formed in early 1958, following their expulsion from the AFL-CIO in December 1957.
James Riddle Hoffa
James Riddle Hoffa
joined a local chapter of the International Brotherhood of the Teamsters in 1933 and rose through the ranks to become president of the national organization in 1957. A target of Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy, he was convicted of federal charges in 1964. He disappeared in 1975, and was declared dead in 1982.
Lech Walesa
Lech Walesa
led a strike at the shipyard in Gdansk, Poland, that eventually spread over much the country and resulted in the formation of the Solidarity Union. He received the Nobel Peace Prize for his work in 1983, and served as President of Poland from 1990 to 1995.
The Works Progress Administration
The Works Progress Administration
came into existence on May 6, 1935, as part of President Franklin Roosevelt's "New Deal" program. Its purpose was to operate a nationwide program of "small useful projects" designed to provide employment for needy employable workers.
Samuel Gompers
Samuel Gompers
helped found the American Federation of Labor in 1886, and served as its first president until his death in 1924. Throughout his tenure he was well respected by government officials, business leaders, and labor alike for his integrity, generosity, and willingness to stand up to power.
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