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The Labor Left and Proto-Affirmative Action

The labor left proposed proto-affirmative action in the late 1940s in order to protect the employment gains achieved during World War II. Continue reading

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Luisa Moreno’s 1949 Address to California CIO

Luisa Moreno was the highest profile Latina in the labor movement of the 1930s and 1940s. Facing deportation for her leftist views, she addressed the 1949 California CIO Council. Here speech is reprinted here. Continue reading

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United Railway Icemen’s Union and the PFE

The United Railway Icemen’s Union sought to organize Pacific Fruit Exchange workers who produced the ice for the refrigerated cars that delivered California produce to far away markets during the 1930s. Continue reading

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