Today in Labor History: November 6
French transport worker and socialist Eugene Pottier dies in Paris at age 71. In 1871 he authored “L’Internationale,” the anthem to international labor solidarity, the first verse of which begins: “Stand up, damned of the Earth; Stand up, prisoners of starvation” – 1887
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Labor Video: Have Unions Outlived Their Usefulness?
Here’s an excellent video reminder from our Canadian brothers and sisters that there’s nothing new, and nothing true, about the familiar line, “Unions aren’t needed anymore.” Click here to watch the video.