Click here to check out this week's Labor History Today podcast. On this week’s show: Working History’s Beth English interviews award-winning New York Times bestselling author Wiley Cash. His novel, The Last Ballad, explores the complexities of southern class, race, and gender relations against the backdrop of the 1929 Loray Mill strike, one of the most notable strikes in U.S. labor history. The Working History podcast is put out by the Southern Labor Studies Association.
Luddites smash 63 “labor saving” textile machines near Nottingham, England - 1811
Fabled railroad engineer John Luther “Casey” Jones born in southeast Missouri. A member of the Railroad Engineers, he was the sole fatality in a wreck near Vaughan, Miss. on April 29, 1900. His skill and heroics prevented many more deaths - 1863
Transport Workers Union members at American Airlines win 11-day national strike, gaining what the union says was the first severance pay clause in industry - 1950
Labor history courtesy Union Communication Services. photo courtesy the Teamsters website