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When Grand Rapids Saw Red: Early Grand Rapids Labor History Part II

(This is Part II of a two part series by local labor historian Michael Johnston. Click here for Part I) It didn’t matter that he was dressed in his army uniform, medals for heroism pinned to his front shirt pocket. … Continue reading

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Early Labor History in Grand Rapids, Part I

(This is an article written by local labor historian Michael Johnston and is re-printed with permission from the author.) In 1900 Grand Rapids was a bustling river town, not fully settled, but no longer frontier. The red light district was … Continue reading

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