Click here to check out this week's Labor History Today podcast. On this week's show: labor historian Joe McCartin remembers the day in 1894 when troops drove jobless workers out of Washington D.C. Saul Schniderman celebrates the birth of Wobblie organizer Elizabeth Gurley Flynn. Yale Strom, director of the 2017 film “American Socialist: Eugene Victor Debs,” discusses two important events in Debs life. And, we chat with Jon Shelton about the 2010 bill to protect teachers and police from layoffs, and where things are today. Jon Shelton is Assistant Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin Green Bay and the author of Teacher Strike! Public Education and the Making of a New American Political Order. Ben Blake’s labor history Object of the Week is a drawer full of union buttons.
Workers at Verizon, the nation’s largest local telephone company, launch what is to become an 18-day strike over working conditions and union representation. 2000
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