Today's Labor History
Click here to check out this week's Labor History Today podcast. Dr. Jayne Swift on the historic city ordinance just passed this August that has the potential to change the face of the adult entertainment industry in Minneapolis. Plus, Steve Striffler on “Solidarity: Latin America and the US Left in the Era of Human Rights.” Interviews by Patrick Dixon.
Last week's show: (9/29/19): Mapping American social movements.
United Hebrew Trades is organized in New York by shirtmaker Morris Hillquit and others. Hillquit would later become leader of the Socialist Party - 1888
Retail stock brokerage Smith Barney reaches a tentative sexual harassment settlement with a group of female employees. The suit charged, among other things, that branch managers asked female workers to remove their tops in exchange for money and one office featured a "boom boom room" where women workers were encouraged to "entertain clients." The settlement was never finalized: a U.S. District Court Judge refused to approve the deal because it failed to adequately redress the plaintiff's grievances - 1997
3,300 sanitation workers working for private haulers in Chicago win a 9-day strike featuring a 28 percent wage increase over 5 years - 2003
- David Prosten
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