Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Highlander at 75. No. 484.

Highlander at 75.

Founded in 1932 at the height of the Depression,
Highlander has been a leading force in U.S. culture and politics. The center played a key role in the 1930s and 1940s supporting workers and union organizers fighting to help Southern workers gain a voice on the job. In the 1970s and 1980s, Highlander played a leading role in fighting black lung, brown lung and strip mining.

In the 1990s, the center backed efforts to combat plant closings and oppose the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Since the late 1990s, Highlander has helped immigrant workers join unions, negotiate contracts and learn their rights in the workplace.

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