History of the Working Class

Labor Speaks – Voices of the Working Class
Commentary on Salt of the Earth, with film participant, Anita Torrez. Anita Torrez was part of the Ladies’ Auxilary International
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Today in Labor History – October 17th
Labor activist Warren Billings is released from California’s Folsom Prison. Along with Thomas J. Mooney, Billings had been pardoned for
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Labor Speaks – John Browns raid on Harpers Ferry
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Today in Labor History – October 16th
Queen Marie Antoinette, wife of  Louis XVI, is beheaded during the French Revolution.   When alerted that the peasants were suffering
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Labor Speaks – The Anti-Union Rap #2
You got a chance to see Walmart in action the other day, and now it’s time for Target. I know
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Today in Labor History – October 15th
Pres. Woodrow Wilson signs the Clayton Antitrust Act – often referred to as “Labor’s Magna Carta” – establishing that unions
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Labor Speaks – Voices of the Working Class
    “We’re the only industrial nation in the world where if you strike the employer can replace you with
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Today in Labor History – October 14th
New York City cigar makers struck against pay cuts and repressive factory rules during October. The strike ended in January
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Labor Speaks – Voices of the Working Class
        “Workers Rights are not defined by Law or Contract. Workers Rights are defined by Struggle. You
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Today in Labor History – October 13th
Teddy Roosevelt threatened to send in federal troops as strikebreakers to crush a coal strike – 1902 In what was
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