History of the Working Class

Today in Labor History – November 27th
1,200 workers sit down at Midland Steel, forcing recognition of the United Auto Workers, Detroit – 1936 The pro-labor musical
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Labor Speaks – Rose Schneiderman on the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire
I would be a traitor to those poor burned bodies, if I were to come here to talk good fellowship.
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Today in Labor History – November 26th
Four months before the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, a sweatshop in Newark, New Jersey, catches fire, killing more than two
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Labor Speaks – Labor History Pt 1
This is a great 4 part series on Labor History. While it’s primary subject is US Labor history, the video
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Today in Labor History – November 25th
Some 10,000 New Orleans workers, black and white, participate in a solidarity parade of unions comprising the Central Trades and
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Labor Speaks – Samuel Gompers
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Today in Labor History – November 24th
Led by Samuel Gompers, who would later found the American Federation of Labor, Cigarmakers International Union Local 144 is chartered
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Labor Speaks – The Black Friday Walmart Strike
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Today in Labor History – November 23rd
Army troops were sent to Cripple Creek, Colorado to put down a rebellion by striking coal miners. 600 union members
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Labor Speaks – The Uprising of the 20,000 and the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire
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