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Remembering the Past… Maintaining A Critical Voice Today

There is no better time than Labor Day to reflect on the words of American philosopher George Santayana (1863-­‐1952) who said: "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. "Did you know that American trade unions are firmly rooted in the Pilgrims arriving at Plymouth Rock in 1620? Colonial America saw the arrival of early unions (also known as guilds) comprised of carpenters, cabinet makers, cordwainers (luxury shoe and boot makers) and cobblers. These very workers played ... Read more