Today's Labor History
This week’s Labor History Today podcast: A travel guide to labor landmarks
Saul Schniderman takes us on a road trip to discover the markers, memorials and monuments commemorating the history and heritage of America's workers. Saul directs the Inventory of American Labor Landmarks, a project of the Labor Heritage Foundation. Plus this week’s Labor History in 2: Breaking the Glass Ceiling.
Last week’s show: “The Flintstones” and class struggle; The Ford Hunger March
photo: Firefighters of Michigan Monument
Fannie Sellins and Joseph Starzeleski are murdered by coal company guards on a picket line in Brackenridge, Penn. Sellins was a United Mine Workers of America organizer and Starzeleski was a miner - 1919
With America in the depths of the Great Depression, the Comptroller of the Currency announces a temporary halt on foreclosures of first mortgages - 1932
In what some may consider one of the many management decisions that was to help cripple the American auto industry over the following decades, Ford Motor Co. produces its first Edsel. Ford dropped the project two years later after losing approximately $350 million - 1957
After 20 months of bargaining, United Airlines reaches a tentative accord with the Air Line Pilots Assn., representing 10,000 pilots - 2000
More than 1,300 bus drivers on Oahu, Hawaii begin what is to become a five week strike - 2003
Some 14,000 Chicago teachers who have gone without pay for several months finally collect about $1,400 each - 1934
President Truman orders the U.S. Army to seize all the nation's railroads to prevent a general strike. The railroads were not returned to their owners until two years later - 1950
- David Prosten
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