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This Day in Labor History: August 4, 1942

On August 4, 1942, the United States and Mexico made an agreement to deliver contract Mexican labor to American farmers in order to serve as cheap replacement labor during World War II. While the Bracero Program helped fill the labor shortages, it also opened up a new era of Americans exploiting Mexican labor. The abuses [...]
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This Day in Labor History: February 13, 1865

Politics : Lawyers, Guns & Money (2 years ago)

On February 13, 1865, the Sons of Vulcan, the first American union in iron and steel, ended its strike, leading to the first union contract in American history. The Sons of Vulcan formed in 1858 in Pittsburgh, including workers labo... Read Post

Mexican 'Braceros' Seek Stolen WW II Wages

US Politics / Liberal : Drudge Retort Weblog (6 years ago)

Through Jan. 5, Mexican consulates in the United States are accepting applications to repay a debt owed to "braceros," guest workers from Mexico who helped U.S. industries stay producing during World War II.... Read Post

This Day in Labor History: January 1, 1994

Politics : Lawyers, Guns & Money (3 years ago)

On January 1, 1994, the North American Free Trade Agreement went into effect. NAFTA intended to bring down trade barriers between Canada, the United States, and Mexico. After a long fight against NAFTA’s passage by labor, environmen... Read Post


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