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Sept. 30, 1919: Black farmers meet in Elaine, Ark., to establish the Progressive Farmers and Householders Union to fight for better pay and higher cotton prices. They are shot at by a group of Whites, and return the fire. News of the confrontation spread and a riot ensued, leaving at least 100, perhaps several hundred, Blacks dead and 67 indicted for inciting violence.

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Have a Union-Made Super Bowl Party
Updated On: Feb 01, 2013

Feb. 1, 2013 | Show you solidarity Super Bowl Sunday by not only cheering on your favorite NFL Players Association (NFLPA) members of the San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens, but also buying union-made-in-America food and drinks for your party. Check out the [list of] union-made Super Bowl party products compiled by our friends at Labor 411… Food and drinks are brought to you by the Teamsters, the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers, the United Auto Workers, the Machinists, and the United Food and Commercial Workers. Via aflcio.org


 
 
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