In 1909, Kathlyn Oliver called for the creation of a servants' trade union that was “as important to the community as the worker[s] in any other sphere."
How have workers around the world sought to change their conditions, and how have racial divisions affected their efforts?
Recruited to work on the U.S. mainland for long hours at less than the prevailing rate, women migrants fought for dignity and recognition.
Without many legal protections under the New Deal, Black women organized through the local Urban League.
The July 30, 1975, disappearance of labor leader Jimmy Hoffa sparked public fascination because he was an important cog in the nation's economy.