Friday, February 12, 2016
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Organize for the present, educate on the past to keep unions strong now and and for future! By studying the rich legacy of the labor struggles that have gained the rights for working people, we keep alive the labor movement. That is why unions support the ILHS through memberships, attending our programs including the annual Union Hall of Honor, organizing labor history tours by ILHS staff and officers, and having ILHS introduce labor history to its apprentices and stewards as part of the union's training programs.

Unionists on the road in Illinois might want to take advantage of the labor monuments and historic sites throughout the state too.

ILHS also encourages union to consider doing their own local union's history by gathering the important documents and photographs that tell the local's history:

  • big struggles (organizing campaigns, strikes, etc.)
  • social and community-building events over the years
  • tools of the trade (the way the job has changed over the years
  • officers
  • Make an exhibit in the union hall or scan the important documents and create an on-line exhibit.

Check out your international's history too.

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"And I long to see the day when Labor will have the destiny of the nation in her own hands and she will stand as a united force and show the world what the workers can do." --- Mary Harris "Mother" Jones, 1830-1930

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