“Privatization…drives up fares, jeopardizes safety, (and) results in service cuts”… Frontier Hotel-Casino workers begin longest successful hotel strike in U.S. history…today’s labor quote by “Mother” Jones.
Time to write new rules to ensure working people can protect themselves during big disasters… socialist and author Upton Sinclair born in Baltimore …today’s labor quote from Harry Belafonte’s version of “John Henry.”
This week's labor history: racial justice activist Bill Fletcher reminds us of an 1893 strike in California by Chinese, Portuguese and Paiute Indians…Lauren Coodley, author of “Upton Sinclair: California Socialist, Celebrity Intellectual”… ATU’s Chris Townsend’s memories of Solidarity Day…our Labor History Object of the Week is original correspondence from the American Federation of Labor on expanding Social Security’s coverage. Questions, comments or suggestions welcome, and to find out how...
U.S. government now wants demonstrators to pay to use our parks, sidewalks and streets … Landrum-Griffin Act restricts secondary boycotting and picketing…today’s labor quote from “A Mill Mother’s Lament.”
“Where will these people go? With only one other acute-care hospital on the east side of D.C., we cannot afford to lose any more medical services”… Post Office orders mail clerks to shoot bandits …plus today’s labor quotes from Attica.
“We need to lockdown these facilities, receive training on how to deal with a potential drug outbreak and improve our mail screening procedures”… 1882 Labor Day site named a national historic landmark…plus today’s labor quote from Gene Debs.
This week's labor history: On this week's show: part 2 of our interview with labor historian Jeremy Brecher, including some revealing thoughts about history itself as he discusses the process of updating his classic book, “Strike.” Our labor history Object of the Week is a chilling image from the photo archives of the AFL-CIO News Questions, comments or suggestions welcome, and to find out how you can be a part of Labor History Today, email us at LaborHistoryToday@gmail.com Labor History...