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Today in labor history Oct 2 President FDR asserted "the right of all workers to join unions"

October 02

American Federation of Labor officially endorses campaign for a six hour day, five day workweek - 1934


October 2, 1935 - President Franklin D. Roosevelt, addressing a crowd in San Diego, asserted the right of all workers to join unions. He said, "It is now beyond partisan controversy that it is a fundamental individual right of a worker to associate himself with other workers and to bargain collectively with his employer."

Starbucks Workers Union baristas at an outlet in East Grand Rapids, Mich., organized by the Wobblies, win their grievances after the National Labor Relations Board cites the company for labor law violations, including threats against union activists - 2007

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