Click here to check out this week's Labor History Today podcast. On this week’s show: William P. Jones on “The March on Washington: Jobs, Freedom, and the Forgotten History Of Civil Rights,” plus a 1961 memo to George Meany about the Freedom Rides, and a confidential “report on union racial progress.” Interviews by Chris Garlock and Alan Wierdak.
Rally for unemployed becomes major confrontation in Philadelphia, 18 arrested for demanding jobs - 1908
Thousands of women march to New York’s City Hall demanding relief from exorbitant wartime food prices. Inflation had wiped out any wage gains made by workers, leading to a high level of working class protest during World War I - 1917
United Mine Workers settle 10-month Pittston strike in Virginia, Kentucky and West Virginia - 1990
Labor history courtesy Union Communication Services.