The achievements of the Pullman Porter's Union were a significant civil rights victory for both U.S. labor and the civil liberties of African-Americans.
Labor unions nationwide may be weakened by the Supreme Court. But unions have been instrumental in protecting the interests of underrepresented groups.
The minimum-wage debate has been a long point of interest for business owners and labor economists.
The Taft-Hartley Act of 1947 gave states the ability to enact right to work laws, granting opponents of unions the ability to institute open-shop laws.