Clowns at work: click here to check out this week's Labor History Today podcast. By definition, clowns are not to be taken seriously; their job is to clown around. Mike Funt (photo) talks about the work of clowns. Plus: Julie Greene on the Labor and Working-Class History Association, whose conference is coming up May 30-June 1.
The Railway Labor Act took effect today. It was the first federal legislation protecting workers’ rights to form unions - 1926