Blue-Collar Battleground: The Iron Range Labor Story


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"Blue-Collar Battleground” covers over 100 years of labor history on Minnesota’s Iron Range. As the title suggests, we focus on several battlegrounds where workers have had and continue to fight for economic justice. These include underground and open-pit mines, picket lines, labor spy offices, and halls of Congress. The story of labor is crucial to this region of Minnesota and truly embodies what the Iron Range was and is today. We discuss how the labor movement has grown and changed since the early days of mining in the 1890s up through today.