KU historian David Roediger talks with The Heartland Labor Forum radio show about his new book, The Sinking Middle Class. The Forum also pays homage to the most iconic woman leader in labor history; labor historian Rosemary Feurer on the life and legacy of Mother Jones. On Labor History in 2: A Chain Reaction of Human Misery.
Last week’s show: “Despotism on Demand”
Thirty of the city's 185 firefighters are injured battling the Great Chicago Fire, which burned for three days - 1871
Structural Building Trades Alliance organizes in Indianapolis with goal of eliminating jurisdictional strikes that were seriously disrupting the industry and shoring up the power of international unions over local building trades councils. Conflicts between large and small unions doomed the group and it disbanded six years later - 1902
Upholsterers' International Union of North America merges with United Steelworkers of America - 1985
- David Prosten