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Wednesday April 1, 1903
American Trade Union Issues: "The Woman Question"

A few months ago, prominent settlement worker, William English Walling, visited England where he met with members of the British Women's Trade Union League. The League was founded three decades ago by Emma Paterson to encourage women to join existing men's unions. The British League unites both upper-class and working-class women. This coalition assists women to form their own unions with the goal of integrating these unions into established men's locals. Walling is convinced that conditions for American workingwomen could be improved with a similar approach in the United States. Up to this point, the American Federation of Labor has shown little interest in organizing women workers.

Women and the American Labor Movement
From Colonial Times to the Eve of World War I

-by Philip S Foner

Tuesday April 1, 1913
Paterson, New Jersey - Haywood and Lessig Refuse Bail

IWW attorneys filed an appeal and requested bail for Haywood and Lessig. Bail was set at five thousand dollars apiece. The two leaders consider this amount excessive and will not drain the IWW treasury to pay what they are calling a "ransom." They were transported back to the overcrowded city jail where they will remain until their case comes before the state Supreme Court.

The Life and Times of Big Bill Haywood

-by Peter Carlson
NY, 1983

Monday April 1, 2013
From Labor Notes: - Workers will vote in California: SEIU or NUHW?

In Antioch, California, Angela Glasper walks through the Kaiser Permanente medical center talking to fellow employees about an upcoming vote between two unions. For years she represented her worksite in negotiations and defended co-workers in grievance meetings. Now she hopes they will listen to her and vote for the National Union of Healthcare Workers.

“This race is going to be won on truth and relationships,” Glasper said.

Kaiser workers will vote whether to change unions in April, four years after their local, United Healthcare Workers West (UHW), was trusteed by their international, the Service Employees...

Ballots will be mailed to workers’ homes April 5 and counted May 1.

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National Union of Healthcare Workers

NUHW on the upcoming vote:

Former SEIU-UHW Board Member Speaks

Originally posted to Hellraisers Journal on Mon Apr 01, 2013 at 03:00 PM PDT.

Also republished by In Support of Labor and Unions and Anti-Capitalist Chat.

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