Click here to check out this week's Labor History Today podcast. Film critic Pat Aufderheide on “Salt of the Earth,” the blacklisted 1954 film now recognized as one of the greatest American films ever made; labor historian Joe McCartin on the human cost of the Erie Canal, and the Meany Labor Archives’ Ben Blake delves into the American Federation of Labor pamphlet collection. Plus Salt of the Earth by Joan Baez, Erie Canal by Bruce Springsteen and the Erie Canal Rap, by MC LaLa.
Explosion and fire at Phillips Petroleum refinery in Pasadena, Texas, kills 23 and injures 314 - 1989
Postal workers Joseph Curseen (right) and Thomas Morris Jr, die after inhaling anthrax at the Brentwood mail sorting center in Washington, D.C. Other postal workers are made ill. Letters containing the deadly spores had been addressed to U.S. Senate offices and media outlets - 2001
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