The long wait shows just how weak our labor laws are.
If legendary labor activist Joe Hill were alive today - and some contend that he is - he would have plenty to say about the state of the American worker. And the country, if it listened, would have plenty to learn.
These workers are fighting for rights long denied in a city with a reputation for progressive policies.
Join us in celebrating Local 8's birthday, a shining star in the labor movement "that brought you the weekend." Even better, visit the Tides of Freedom exhibit to learn more about the African Americans who contributed to the great maritime history of Philadelphia.
A woman whose name we all know was a proud Red, a committed Socialist, and an unapologetic Wobbly. And now she's not only buried in the National Cathedral, she's got her own statue in the Capitol.