Click here to check out this week's Labor History Today podcast. On this week’s show: Robyn Leigh Muncy on “The Strange Career of ‘the Working Class’ in US Political Culture Since the 1950s,” plus, in this week’s “Cool things from the George Meany Labor Archives,” Alan, Chloe and Ben discover something unexpected in their “Miscellaneous” folder for the 1912 Lawrence textile strike. Interviews by Chris Garlock, Patrick Dixon and Allan Wierdak.
American Labor Union founded. Note that this is not the ALU founded in 1902 that began as the Western Labor Union - 1853
Women’s rights advocate and labor activist Alice Henry was born in Melbourne, Australia. Henry came to the United States in 1905 and worked for twenty years for the National Women’s Trade Union League of America in Chicago, directing the education department and editing the League’s official journal - 1857
Labor history courtesy Union Communication Services.