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Gripping stories of the historic battles for worker rights and how they fuel today's struggles.

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Gripping stories of the historic battles for worker rights and how they fuel today's struggles.

    Ludlow: My name is Louis Tikas

    Ludlow: My name is Louis Tikas

    Brockman Sewell’s original dramatic performance based on the 1914 Ludlow Massacre in Colorado, which occurred 117 years ago on April 20. Labor History Today contributor Saul Schniderman with his tribute to labor and protest singer Anne Feeney.On today’s Labor History in 2: We Have Fed You All A Thousand Years
    To contribute a labor history item, email laborhistorytoday@gmail.com
    Labor History Today is produced by the Metro Washington Council’s Union City Radio and the Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor at Georgetown University. We're a proud founding member of the Labor Radio Podcast Network, more than 100 shows focusing on working people’s issues and concerns. #LaborRadioPod #History #WorkingClass #ClassStruggle @ILLaborHistory @RickSmithShow #LaborHistory Edited/produced by Chris Garlock and Patrick Dixon; social media guru: Harold Phillips

    • 27 min
    The U.S.-Canadian Labor History Collaborative

    The U.S.-Canadian Labor History Collaborative

    Sara Nelson and Alvin Finkel explore the differences and similarities between the labor movements in Canada and the United States. On today’s Labor History in 2: Terrorists Try to Silence Workers. PLUS: Three songs about the 1913 Saskatchewan coal miners’ strike.
    For more on the U.S. - Canadian Labor History Collaborative, email Ken Germanson at kagermanson@wisconsinlaborhistory.org. To contribute a labor history item, email laborhistorytoday@gmail.com
    Labor History Today is produced by the Metro Washington Council’s Union City Radio and the Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor at Georgetown University. We're a proud founding member of the Labor Radio Podcast Network, more than 100 shows focusing on working people’s issues and concerns. #LaborRadioPod
    #LaborRadioPod @ILLaborHistory #History #WorkingClass #ClassStruggle @GeorgetownKILWP @FlyingWithSara @alvinfinkel @RickSmithShow #LaborHistory @WILaborHistoryEdited/produced by Chris Garlock and Patrick Dixon; social media guru: Harold Phillips

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Canal workers, gays & miners, Gandhi’s labor quote

    Canal workers, gays & miners, Gandhi’s labor quote

    Who built the Suez Canal? Lesbians, gays and miners build solidarity in the UK…the work of hair styling…Plus, the real story behind Gandhi’s labor quote.  And, on today’s Labor History in 2: the Upper Big Branch mine disaster. PLUS: Two songs celebrating the birth of United Farm Workers co-founder Cesar Chavez.
    Remember Our Struggle comes to us from the Heartland Labor Forum radio show. Produced/edited by Chris Garlock. To contribute a labor history item, email laborhistorytoday@gmail.com
    Labor History Today is produced by the Metro Washington Council’s Union City Radio and the Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor at Georgetown University. We're a proud founding member of the Labor Radio Podcast Network, more than 100 shows focusing on working people’s issues and concerns. #LaborRadioPod
    #LaborRadioPod @ILLaborHistory #History #WorkingClass #ClassStruggle @Heartland_Labor @librarycongress @GeorgetownKILWPEdited/produced by Chris Garlock and Patrick Dixon; social media guru: Harold Phillips

    • 22 min
    The Hardhat Riot

    The Hardhat Riot

    In May, 1970, construction workers in downtown Manhattan beat up young men and women who were protesting against the Vietnam War, which was killing working-class soldiers who had been drafted into the war. Hard hat workers and hippies, who might seem natural allies against nearby Wall Street, were instead pitted against each other. Today we talk with David Paul Kuhn; in his book The Hardhat Riot, he tells the story of when the white working class first turned against liberalism, siding with the party of big business and paving the way for presidencies from Reagan to Trump.And, on today’s Labor History in 2: Police Attack UE Amid the ‘46 Strike Wave. PLUS: Two songs commemorating the 110th anniversary of The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire.
    Produced/edited by Chris Garlock. To contribute a labor history item, email laborhistorytoday@gmail.com
    Labor History Today is produced by the Metro Washington Council’s Union City Radio and the Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor at Georgetown University. We're a proud founding member of the Labor Radio Podcast Network, more than 100 shows focusing on working people’s issues and concerns. #LaborRadioPod
    #LaborRadioPod @ILLaborHistory #History #Conservatism #WorkingClass #ClassStruggleEdited/produced by Chris Garlock and Patrick Dixon; social media guru: Harold Phillips

    • 27 min
    We Were There; Pins and Needles; Dust for Blood

    We Were There; Pins and Needles; Dust for Blood

    Tanya Hutchins, from the Machinist’s union, is American labor organizer Lucy Parsons in an excerpt from We Were There, which will be performed this Wednesday night, March 24 at 7p EST when the Coalition of Labor Union Women celebrates its 47th anniversary with a free online performance of this play, which features inspiring women leaders from the past through the present. Library of Congress Archive Processing Technician Melissa Capozio Jones explores the story behind Pins and Needles, the only Broadway-hit musical revue ever produced by a labor union with a cast of union members singing about unions. Labor History Today producer Patrick Dixon talks with author Mark Torres about his forthcoming book “Long Island Migrant Labor Camps: Dust for Blood.” And, on today’s Labor History in 2: Truman Signs Loyalty Order.
    Produced/edited by Chris Garlock. To contribute a labor history item, email laborhistorytoday@gmail.com
    Labor History Today is produced by the Metro Washington Council’s Union City Radio and the Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor at Georgetown University. We're a proud founding member of the Labor Radio Podcast Network, more than 100 shows focusing on working people’s issues and concerns. #LaborRadioPod
    #LaborRadioPod @ILLaborHistory @CLUWNational @librarycongressEdited/produced by Chris Garlock and Patrick Dixon; social media guru: Harold Phillips

    • 46 min
    Bootlegged Aliens; UPPER CASE WOMAN

    Bootlegged Aliens; UPPER CASE WOMAN

    Almost a hundred years ago, the United States was focused on undocumented immigrants coming across the border. Except it was the Canadian border and these illegal immigrants were from Europe. Dr. Ashley Johnson Bavery explores Bootlegged Aliens in our excerpt from the Tales from the Reuther podcast.I want to see my name and upper case letters. No little alphabet will do. Cause though I'm a secretary, I'm an uppercase person too…Confidential Administrative Assistant Janine Hightower performs UPPER CASE WOMAN, introduced by Coalition of Labor Union Women president Elise Bryant. The movie "Salt of the Earth" opened on this date in 1954. It’s now recognized as one of the greatest American movies ever made but at the time it was banned across the country. Find out how this drama about a strike led by Mexican-American and Anglo zinc miners in New Mexico became one of the first movies to advance the feminist social and political point of view. And, on today’s Labor History in 2: The day British socialist illustrator Walter Crane died…
    Produced/edited by Chris Garlock. To contribute a labor history item, email laborhistorytoday@gmail.com
    Labor History Today is produced by the Metro Washington Council’s Union City Radio and the Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor at Georgetown University. We're a proud founding member of the Labor Radio Podcast Network, more than 100 shows focusing on working people’s issues and concerns. #LaborRadioPod
    #LaborRadioPod @ILLaborHistory @ReutherLibrary @CLUWNationalEdited/produced by Chris Garlock; social media guru: Harold Phillips

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