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The fantastic Working Class Movement Library in Manchester allows you to explore 200 years of working class movement activism

For years I thought this was an old union slogan.Knowledge IS power - this is a very powerful statement of fact

For more of the good things in life...

For more of the good things in life...

For UK labour history, check out http://www.wcml.org.uk

For UK labour history, check out http://www.wcml.org.uk

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Me travel?not this summer. Vacation at Home. Albert Dorne United States, Office of Defense Transportation, University of North Texas Libraries, Government Documents Department.

On this day 18th March, 1834  six farm labourers from Tolpuddle in Dorset, England were sentenced to be transported to Australia for forming a trade union. The annual Tolpuddle Martyrs Festival is held in the village of Tolpuddle in the third weekend of July, each year a wreath is laid at the grave of James Hammett, one of the martyrs.

On this day March, 1834 six farm labourers from Tolpuddle in Dorset…

Those who do not move do not notice their chains

Those who do not move do not notice their chains

Transport and General Workers' Union - Confectionary Section - chocolate workers in Bristol. Now Unite

Transport and General Workers' Union - Confectionary Section - chocolate workers in Bristol. Now Unite

Wear your library badge with pride!

Wear your library badge with pride!

Cover of the journal The Woman Clerk published by the Association of Women Clerks and Secretaries featuring their beautiful emblem.

Cover of the journal The Woman Clerk published by the Association of Women Clerks and Secretaries featuring their beautiful emblem.

Pamphlet published from the TUC expressing concerns by the workers about the rise in machinery

Pamphlet published from the TUC expressing concerns by the workers about the rise in machinery

UK Miners Strike - February 1972

"Jailing us was a Tory conspiracy": Ricky Tomlinson's 40-year battle for strikers' justice

UK Miners Strike - February 1972

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You know you're a history fan when you still get upset thinking about the library of Alexandria. I totally understand. Can you just imagine the wealth of knowldge that was in it? Not necessarily a history fan but a lover of literature.

A Chicago teacher at the Labor Day rally

UPDATE: No agreement was reached between the Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago Teachers Union. There will be a strike beginning Monday morning.

Unions in South Africa were instrumental in the defeat of Apartheid

Unions in South Africa were instrumental in the defeat of Apartheid

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