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Illinois Labor History Society

Illinois Labor History Society Nation's oldest popular labor history society, devoted to Illinois worker history.

The ILHS supports the preservation of Illinois labor history and works to share this history with researchers, students and the general public through its website, archival collections and labor history tours. THe ILHS holds the title for the Haymarket Monument in Forest Park, IL and was central to the development of the new Haymarket monument in downtown Chicago. It's Union Hall of Honor Dinner honors men and women who have made important contributions to the state's labor movement.

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February 6 - Seattle General Strike | Labor History in 2:00
02/06/2023
February 6 - Seattle General Strike | Labor History in 2:00

February 6 - Seattle General Strike | Labor History in 2:00

On this day in Labor History the year was 1919. That day began the week-long general strike in Seattle, Washington. As World War I drew to a close many workers in the city were frustrated by two years without pay increases due to the war. 35,000 workers in the shipyards walked off of the job.

February 5, 2016 Shot Down for Standing Up | Labor History in 2:00
02/05/2023
February 5, 2016 Shot Down for Standing Up | Labor History in 2:00

February 5, 2016 Shot Down for Standing Up | Labor History in 2:00

On this day in Labor History the year was 1913. That was the day that Ida Breiman was killed while she stood up for the rights of working people in Rochester, New York. Ida was born in Russia to a Jewish family.

Even during war, Ukraine's parliament tries to restrict workers' rights
02/05/2023
Supporting Workers’ Rights Is Critical to Ukraine’s Future | AFL-CIO

Even during war, Ukraine's parliament tries to restrict workers' rights

As Russia’s war on Ukraine continues, AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler describes how Ukrainian workers and their trade unions have become an undeniable force for solidarity and community support throughout the country.

Remember the real Rosa Parks...
02/05/2023
Rosa Parks Was a Radical

Remember the real Rosa Parks...

Rosa Parks was born on this day in 1913. Far from being a face of respectability politics, she was a defiant and seasoned working-class organizer who despised the cringing submission that Jim Crow induced and who doggedly fought oppression in all its forms.

An Illinois State University WGLT-FM / NPR story on retiring labor leader John Penn - one of our 2022 Union Hall of Hono...
02/03/2023
Retiring union leader John Penn’s parting wisdom for the labor movement

An Illinois State University WGLT-FM / NPR story on retiring labor leader John Penn - one of our 2022 Union Hall of Honor inductees.

John Penn, a labor legend who shaped working life for decades of McLean County residents, is finally taking some time off. He retired this week from LiUNA (Laborers International).

February 3, 2016 Another Senseless Tragedy | Labor History in 2:00
02/03/2023
February 3, 2016 Another Senseless Tragedy | Labor History in 2:00

February 3, 2016 Another Senseless Tragedy | Labor History in 2:00

On this day in Labor History the year was 1971. That was a day of tragedy for the workers at the Thiokol Chemical Corporation plant in southeastern Georgia. An explosion killed twenty-seven workers, and injured dozens more.

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02/01/2023
THE SOUTH: Jim Crow and its Afterlives

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They leave behind a collective memory of segregation shaped increasingly by its horrors and heroic defeat but not a nuanced understanding of everyday life in Jim Crow America. In The South, Adolph L. Reed Jr. — New Orleanian, political scientist, and, according to Cornel West, “the greatest demo...

February 1, 2016 Sitting for Change | Labor History in 2:00
02/01/2023
February 1, 2016 Sitting for Change | Labor History in 2:00

February 1, 2016 Sitting for Change | Labor History in 2:00

On this day in Labor History the year was 1960. That was the day that four black freshmen students from the Agricultural andTechnical College of North Carolina sat down to make a stand for justice.

January 31, 2016 The End of Slave Labor | Labor History in 2:00
01/31/2023
January 31, 2016 The End of Slave Labor | Labor History in 2:00

January 31, 2016 The End of Slave Labor | Labor History in 2:00

On this day in Labor History the year was 1865. That was the day that the US Congress passed the 13th Amendment to the constitution, abolishing slavery. President Lincoln had already issued the Emancipation Proclamation. But there was worry that the proclamation, an emergency wartime measure, would....

January 30, 2016 Chicago Gravediggers End 43 day Strike | Labor History in 2:00
01/30/2023
January 30, 2016 Chicago Gravediggers End 43 day Strike | Labor History in 2:00

January 30, 2016 Chicago Gravediggers End 43 day Strike | Labor History in 2:00

On this day in Labor History the year was 1992. That was the day that the gravediggers of Chicago ended their forty-three day strike. The United Press International’s headline declared, “The dead will rest in peace now that Chicago-area gravediggers have reached a tentative contract.” The grav...

January 29 - President Jackson Sets a Precedent | Labor History in 2:00
01/29/2023
January 29 - President Jackson Sets a Precedent | Labor History in 2:00

January 29 - President Jackson Sets a Precedent | Labor History in 2:00

On this day in Labor History the year was 1834. That was the first time in United States history that a President called in federal troops to settle a labor dispute and It would certainly not be the last. President Andrew Jackson ordered federal troops to quiet the workers on the Chesapeake and Ohio...

The Bloomington Pantagraph today featured one of your 2022 Union Hall of Honor recipients, John Penn, on his retirement.
01/28/2023

The Bloomington Pantagraph today featured one of your 2022 Union Hall of Honor recipients, John Penn, on his retirement.

January 28, 2016 Unemployment Insurance for Workers | Labor History in 2:00
01/28/2023
January 28, 2016 Unemployment Insurance for Workers | Labor History in 2:00

January 28, 2016 Unemployment Insurance for Workers | Labor History in 2:00

On this day in Labor History the year was 1932. That was the day the first unemployment insurance law in was established in the United States. It happened in Wisconsin. Governor Phillip LaFollette signed the Unemployment Compensation Act.

January 27, 2016 Working Class Stamps | Labor History in 2:00
01/27/2023
January 27, 2016 Working Class Stamps | Labor History in 2:00

January 27, 2016 Working Class Stamps | Labor History in 2:00

On this day in Labor History the year was 1950. The cost of a first-class stamp was three cents. And starting on this day, one of the options for first class postage bore the image of US labor leader Samuel Gompers. The British-born Gompers was a founder and long-time head of the American Federation...

January 26, 2016 TR Getting Money out of Politics | Labor History in 2:00
01/26/2023
January 26, 2016 TR Getting Money out of Politics | Labor History in 2:00

January 26, 2016 TR Getting Money out of Politics | Labor History in 2:00

On this day in Labor History the year was 1907. That was the day that President Theodore Roosevelt signed into law an effort to get corporate money out of national politics. The law was called the Tillman Act. The act was named after its sponsor, Senator Benjamin Tillman of South Carolina.

https://www.nytimes.com/2023/01/24/briefing/game-worker-union.htmlUnions and Video GamesGaming is a huge industry, and w...
01/25/2023
Unions and Video Games

https://www.nytimes.com/2023/01/24/briefing/game-worker-union.html

Unions and Video Games
Gaming is a huge industry, and workers are trying to unionize.

By German Lopez
Jan. 24, 2023
You’re reading The Morning newsletter. Make sense of the day’s news and ideas. David Leonhardt and Times journalists guide you through what’s happening — and why it matters.
Tonight, tens of millions of Americans will wind down from a day of work or school with a leisure activity that did not exist a century ago: video games.
Until fairly recently, games were considered a niche hobby, typically associated with children. But the industry has grown widely in recent decades. About two-thirds of Americans, most of them adults, play video games. The video game industry was worth nearly $200 billion in 2021 — more than music, U.S. book publishing and North American sports combined. It employs hundreds of thousands of people in the U.S. alone.
Some of you non-gamers are probably wondering why you should care. My answer is that the game industry’s story is a universal one, of a new business growing up and becoming a major cultural institution, one that hundreds of millions of Americans regularly engage with. It is similar to the rise of the movie industry or football over the past century. They are now cornerstones of American life that started as niche forms of entertainment.
And similar to the types of abuses and tragedies in Hollywood or the N.F.L. that reverberate beyond fans of movies and sports, the game industry has also faced accusations of brutal work conditions, discrimination and harassment.
The conditions have prompted more workers to move to unionize. This month, Microsoft recognized its first union after video game testers organized. Today’s newsletter will look at how game developers are confronting problems that have entangled other companies, including Amazon and Starbucks, as workers push to shape a relatively new industry.
“Game developers are not alone in this,” said Johanna Weststar, an expert on labor in the game industry at Western University in Ontario. “There’s been a rise in worker activism across many different sectors.”
Unsafe workplaces
A common refrain in the video game industry is that no one goes into it for the money; they could earn more doing similar jobs at other software companies, but instead passion drives them to games. Industry workers have accused employers of taking advantage of this devotion to allow poor conditions to flourish.
“The impact so many games have had on me — I want to be part of giving that to someone else,” said Amanda Laven, a game tester at the company Activision Blizzard. “Corporate leadership know we’d rather be here testing a video game than another piece of software, so they can pay us way less.”
Among the more criticized practices of the industry is “crunch,” when employees are pushed to work 60 to 100 hours a week for up to several months to hit a milestone on a project. Jason Schreier, a video game journalist, highlighted the issue in Times Opinion in 2017. While crunching, one programmer working on The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim in 2011 ended up at an emergency room three times because of severe stomach pain. After he stopped crunching, the pain disappeared.
Video game companies say that they sometimes need crunch to finish projects on time and on budget, but are working to minimize their use of it. Workers like Laven argue that many companies have done too little and continue to overuse crunch.
Activision Blizzard says it pays employees more than its competitors on average and tries to mitigate crunch by paying overtime, spreading hours among team members and expensing meals. “We care deeply for our employees,” said Joe Christinat, a spokesman for Activision Blizzard. “We don’t want any of them to feel like they have to make unfair sacrifices.”
Another pervasive claim: gender-based discrimination and sexual harassment. In 2021, California sued Activision Blizzard for what the state described as the company’s “frat boy” culture in which women were underpaid and sexually harassed. Activision Blizzard said that the accusations were a misrepresentation of the company’s inner workings, and that it had taken steps to improve its culture in recent years.
The accusations got a lot of attention, but those in the industry say the problems go beyond Activision Blizzard. Other big companies have also faced claims of discrimination and harassment, including Riot, Ubisoft and Sony. Those companies’ responses have ranged from saying they’re working to be more inclusive to dismissing some accusations.
Schreier has written that many of these problems go back to the early days of the industry, when game developers facilitated “a frat-like image of boys who pulled all-nighters to make their games, pounding Diet Cokes and pizzas and who kept pictures of sc****ly clad women on their desks.” But as games have grown, workers’ expectations have changed.
Moving to organize
The conditions have driven more employees to try to unionize, including several studios at Activision Blizzard and Microsoft. Organizers told me that dozens more efforts are underway in the U.S., though most are not public yet. Most game developers support unionization, a recent survey found.
Companies have responded differently to the efforts. Microsoft pledged neutrality when its workers moved to unionize. Activision Blizzard (which Microsoft is trying to buy) has tried to block unionization drives.
The push to unionize is part of a broader trend in relatively new industries, including tech and digital media. Spurred by what they see as poor conditions, many employees in those sectors have come to see unions as the best way to protect themselves. The total number of union members nationwide increased by nearly 300,000 last year, my colleague Noam Scheiber wrote.
Some workers described this drive as part of a process as the game industry is fairly new and still experiencing growing pains and professionalization. By leveraging the current moment, they hope to change the industry for good.
“We are trying to help ourselves,” Laven said. “But we’re also trying to help everyone who comes after us.”
Related: The ability to work from home, create collective power and support co-workers are other reasons game developers gave for unionizing, the gaming website Polygon reported.

Gaming is a huge industry, and workers are trying to unionize.

January 25 - Shays’ Rebellion | Labor History in 2:00
01/25/2023
January 25 - Shays’ Rebellion | Labor History in 2:00

January 25 - Shays’ Rebellion | Labor History in 2:00

On this day in Labor History the year was 1787. That was the day known as Shays’ Rebellion. The United States was a new nation, and the Constitution had not yet been written. The revolutionary army had won the war with Britain, but the young nation was mired in debt.

January 24, 2016 The Boycott | Labor History in 2:00
01/24/2023
January 24, 2016 The Boycott | Labor History in 2:00

January 24, 2016 The Boycott | Labor History in 2:00

On this day in Labor History the year was 1984. That was the day that Nestle agreed to terms in order to end a seven year international boycott against the company. The boycott was over the unsafe and dangerous ways that Nestle marketed and sold its baby formula in third world countries.

Tune in on Tuesday, January 24th at 5:30pm to join our Executive Director and labor historian and educator, Janet Wells ...
01/23/2023

Tune in on Tuesday, January 24th at 5:30pm to join our Executive Director and labor historian and educator, Janet Wells Greene, for episode 3, season 4 of Mine Wars Forum!

Janet Wells Greene was born in McDowell County, West Virginia. In recognition of her lifelong efforts to bring labor history to the general public, she was awarded the prestigious John Commerford Award by the New York Labor History Association in 2010. Her research includes oral history projects with miners and their wives, industrial workers in New York City, and archival documentation of working people and their unions from the 18th to the 20th century.

Janet retired to Newark, Ohio, with her husband David Greene in 2009, where she co-founded The Freedom School in Licking County, an all-volunteer adult education program designed to help people learn their own history and "read the world" around them.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXcSvbexc0E

January 23, 2016 More Labor than they Planned | Labor History in 2:00
01/23/2023
January 23, 2016 More Labor than they Planned | Labor History in 2:00

January 23, 2016 More Labor than they Planned | Labor History in 2:00

On this day in Labor History the year was 1936. That was the day when twenty laborers who were part of the Civilian Conservation Corps got involved in a type of “labor” they probably never expected. The Civilian Conservation Corps was a program established by President Franklin Roosevelt to get ...

January 22, 2016 Birth of Terrance Powderly | Labor History in 2:00
01/22/2023
January 22, 2016 Birth of Terrance Powderly | Labor History in 2:00

January 22, 2016 Birth of Terrance Powderly | Labor History in 2:00

On this day in Labor History the year was 1849. That was the birthday of U.S. labor leader Terence Powderly. Powderly was born the second youngest of twelve children to Irish immigrants in Carbondale, Pennsylvania.

People are ready to organize - if the law was not an obstacle.
01/22/2023
If America Had Fair Laws, 60 Million Workers Would Join a Union Tomorrow

People are ready to organize - if the law was not an obstacle.

According to the latest data, the ranks of unionized workers grew by 200,000 between 2021 and 2022. If the United States’ unionization rules in place weren’t so biased toward bosses, tens of millions more workers indicate they would have joined a union, too.

Too often we forget Coretta Scott King and her wonderful gifts
01/21/2023
Coretta Scott King and the first love of her life

Too often we forget Coretta Scott King and her wonderful gifts

Friday's Labor Folklore Coretta Scott King "Music was the first love of my life." Coretta Scott was born on April 27, 1927 in Marion, Alabama in her parents home. Delia Scott - her great-grandmother a

January 21, 2016 The Charleston Five | Labor History in 2:00
01/21/2023
January 21, 2016 The Charleston Five | Labor History in 2:00

January 21, 2016 The Charleston Five | Labor History in 2:00

On this day in Labor History the year was 2000. Just after midnight six hundred police officers clashed with picketing longshoreman in Charleston, South Carolina. The port in Charleston ranked the fourth largest in the United States.

January 20, 2016 The First MLK Day | Labor History in 2:00
01/20/2023
January 20, 2016 The First MLK Day | Labor History in 2:00

January 20, 2016 The First MLK Day | Labor History in 2:00

On this day in Labor History the year was 1986. That was the first time Dr. Martin Luther King Day was observed as a national holiday. A powerful voice for Civil Rights, Dr. King was assassinated in 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee while standing on the second floor of the Lorraine Motel.

January 19 - Gunned Down in Cold Blood | Labor History in 2:00
01/19/2023
January 19 - Gunned Down in Cold Blood | Labor History in 2:00

January 19 - Gunned Down in Cold Blood | Labor History in 2:00

On this day in Labor History the year was 1915. That was the day that two striking workers were shot and killed by gunmen hired by a fertilizer plant in New Jersey. In addition to the 2 killed many more were injured by the hired guns.

January 18 - Showing the Pride | Labor History in 2:00
01/18/2023
January 18 - Showing the Pride | Labor History in 2:00

January 18 - Showing the Pride | Labor History in 2:00

Have you ever worn a union button or t-shirt to work? On this day in Labor History the year was 1912. Members of the Australian Tramways Association in Brisbane, Queensland decided to put on their union badges at work.

January 17, 2016 Give Us Our Daily Bread | Labor History in 2:00
01/17/2023
January 17, 2016 Give Us Our Daily Bread | Labor History in 2:00

January 17, 2016 Give Us Our Daily Bread | Labor History in 2:00

On this day in Labor History the year was 1915. It was the day that the people in Chicago stood up to demand an end to hunger and unemployment. Their stand began at a meeting at Bowen Hall, part of the Hull House complex founded by Nobel Peace Prize winner Jane Addams.

Dr. King - union activist --
01/16/2023
Martin Luther King Jr., Labor Activist

Dr. King - union activist --

One often-overlooked aspect of Martin Luther King Jr.’s life and career was his strong support of labor unions, calling them America’s first anti-poverty program.

January 16 - A Nation Demands a Raise | Labor History in 2:00
01/16/2023
January 16 - A Nation Demands a Raise | Labor History in 2:00

January 16 - A Nation Demands a Raise | Labor History in 2:00

On this day in Labor History the year was 1946. That was the day the United Packinghouse Workers of America went on strike. Their initial demand was for a twenty-five cent an hour raise. They were also joined in the strike by the Amalgamated Meat Cutters union.

FREE = Workers Online Film Festival, Monday, January 16 - January 20 -- I would highly recommend the film "At the River ...
01/15/2023
Film Catalog | Workers Unite Film Festival 2023

FREE = Workers Online Film Festival, Monday, January 16 - January 20 -- I would highly recommend the film "At the River I Stand" about the 1968 Memphis sanitation workers' strike and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination.

January 15 - Fighting for Opportunity | Labor History in 2:00
01/15/2023
January 15 - Fighting for Opportunity | Labor History in 2:00

January 15 - Fighting for Opportunity | Labor History in 2:00

On this day in Labor History the year was 1941. That was the day that black labor leader, A Philip Randolph, issued a call for a March on Washington. He proposed the march to bring attention to the employment discrimination faced by African American workers.

January 14 - The Fight for the Eight Hour Day | Labor History in 2:00
01/14/2023
January 14 - The Fight for the Eight Hour Day | Labor History in 2:00

January 14 - The Fight for the Eight Hour Day | Labor History in 2:00

On this day in Labor History the year was 1868. Representatives of more than forty locals of the International Union of Bricklayers of North America gathered in New York City. It was the third annual convention of the new union.

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Laborers Local 393 in Marseilles is planning to unveil a historical marker April 28 honoring Steve Sutton and laborers injured during a riot, and Rage Against the Machine's Tom Morello, who wrote a song about the incident, is planning on being a part of commemoration.
Recording of Program at the College of Complexes on Jan 29, 2022
Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW)
The Fair Food Program, Anti-Slavery Campaign
Boycott Wendy’s
Program on Saturday Jan 29th at 6:00 PM CT, Zoom
Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW)
The Fair Food Program, Anti-Slavery Campaign
Boycott Wendy’s

Speaker’s bio:
Silvia Sabanilla is a staff member and leader of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW). Originally from Mexico, Ms. Sabanilla worked in the agricultural industry across the South for more than 17 years as a harvester, picking tomatoes, peppers, and other mixed vegetables. As part of the Fair Food Program, Ms. Sabanilla and her colleagues conduct workers’ rights education in the fields on all farms participating in the Fair Food Program. Ms. Sabanilla’s work at the CIW includes hosting daily radio shows on the CIW’s low-power community FM radio station, leading the weekly Women’s Group meetings, receiving complaints of abuses in the fields, and managing wage theft claims. Finally, Ms. Sabanilla represents the CIW at a national level, speaking publicly on the challenges faced by farmworkers in Florida, both during major actions with thousands of consumers and in dozens of presentations throughout the year.

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Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW)
The Fair Food Program, Anti-Slavery Campaign
Boycott Wendy’s
College of Complexes
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The Illinois Labor History Society seeks an Executive Director to be based in Chicago, IL. Details can be found at: http://unionjobs.com/listing.php?id=20960 Illinois Labor History Society
Program on Saturday Jan 22nd at 6:00 PM CT, Zoom
College of Complexes
The Fleecing of America
Meetings # 3,650 – Dr, John Beesley, English born Author, retired after a long career with Xerox, (Educated at London's Imperial College and the University of Dallas, BSc, DIC, MBA, Ph.D.), will discuss how over the past four decades the quality of life for most Americans has slowly, but surely, been degraded. The severity of current social ills has been blamed on character defects, with which the poorest are said to be uniquely endowed. He argues that the reality is that American institutions, along with their attendant myths, have been constructed to bring this about. The US Congress, under the ownership of the money class, has been willingly complicit. John will make a vigorous attempt to bring together the various socio-economic factors that have caused the "Fleecing of America".

College of Complexes
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From NFFE Local 739, National Federation of Federal Employees, Chicago, IL, AFL-CIO
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OSHA Fifty Years: Protecting America’s Workforce
established in December 29, 1971
Christmas day, 100 years ago:
That was the day President Warren G. Harding ordered Eugene V. Debs released from prison.

The Socialist Party leader had been convicted of Sedition in 1918 and sentenced to ten years in prison for an anti-war speech he made in Canton, Ohio earlier that year.

He noted in that speech, “Wars throughout history have been waged for conquest and plunder… And that is war, in a nutshell. The master class has always declared the wars; the subject class has always fought the battles… To turn your back on the corrupt Republican Party and the corrupt Democratic Party—the gold-dust lackeys of the ruling class—counts for something.

It counts still more...to join a minority party that has an ideal, that stands for a principle, and fights for a cause.”

His arrest and conviction was part of a wider crackdown against dissent during World War I of anti-war activists, including the Socialist Party, IWW, labor unions, and immigrants.

From his jail cell, he won close to a million votes on the Socialist Party ticket in the 1920 presidential elections.

He was also stripped of his citizenship, posthumously restored in 1976. “On the day of his release, the warden ignored prison regulations and opened every cell-block to allow more than 2,000 inmates to gather in front of the main jail building to say good-bye to Eugene Debs,” according to historian Howard Zinn. “As he started down the walkway from the prison, a roar went up and he turned, tears streaming down his face, and stretched out his arms to the other prisoners.”

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The Union Takes No Holiday
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Short, illustrated story based on actual events which took place at the North Pole workshop
Produced many years ago in hard copy from a coloring book before there were computers CP
Monday, 12/13 Webinar at 2:00 PM CT
Fair Workweek Enforcement and Compliance for Employers
Presented by the BACP Office of Labor Standards (OLS)
This webinar is especially timely as businesses hire seasonal employment for the holidays.
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Let's Restore the Legal Right to Strike
A legal right to strike must include the right to return to the job when the strike is over — win, lose or draw — and U.S. workers haven’t had that right since corporations and Ronald Reagan’s National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) conspired to weaponize a long-dormant Supreme Court decision to legalize union-busting.
https://inthesetimes.com/article/striketober-right-to-strike-nlrb-legal-john-deere
We enjoyed hosting everyone at our Pullman Exhibit Hall this weekend, from artist Mitch Markovitz (The Art of Mitch Markovitz) to the Illinois Labor History Society, and all of our regular and new visitors. You truly made it a GRAND opening weekend for Pullman National Monument, National Park Service and Pullman State Historic Site.
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