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Labor Day Tribute: Why Unions Suck

In the 1930’s, when workers in San Antonio forced by the Depression into degrading pay and conditions organized to improve their plight, they set in motion a series of unintended consequences.  Their labor union, organized by authentic Communists, aimed to … Continue reading

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The San Antonio Pecan Workers’ Strike of 1938

In the early 20th century, San Antonio had become the center of a modestly lucrative industry – pecan processing.  Prior to the Depression, the business had started taking steps toward mechanization, but the country’s economic collapse began to reverse that … Continue reading

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