The Massachusetts Supreme Court upholds the right of workers to organize

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In 1842 a landmark decision by the Massachusetts Supreme Court, Commonwealth vs. Hunt, ruled that unions were legal organizations and upheld the right of workers to organize and strike. Previous to this ruling union organizers risked being charged with conspiracy.

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