Click here to check out this week's Labor History Today podcast. On this week's show: Joe McCartin talks about the long struggle for gender rights and equality, from the First National Conference of Trade Union Women in 1918 to a key win by female flight attendants in 1986 and right up to last week’s historic testimony by Dr. Ford in the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee. Labor History Today's Patrick Dixon talks with five members of Culinary Workers Local 226 about their successful 1991 strike against the Frontier Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas and our Labor History Object of the Week is a dues cap (right) from the archives of the Industrial Union of Marine and Shipbuilding Workers of America. Plus music from Pete Seeger, Sara Bareilles and Bobby DePace.
Thousands of dairy farmers in Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana and Iowa strike in demand of higher prices for their milk - 1935
The Pennsylvania Turnpike opened as the first toll superhighway in the United States. It was built in most part by workers hired through the state’s Re-Employment offices - 1940
The National Hockey League (NHL) team owners began a lockout of the players that lasted 103 days - 1994
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