Today's Labor History
Revisiting Victor Arnautoff and the Politics of Art: Click here to check out this week's Labor History Today podcast. On this week’s show: Robert Cherny on Victor Arnautoff, the Russian-born artist who reigned as San Francisco's leading mural painter during the New Deal era. The San Francisco Board of Education voted this week to paint over one of his most famous murals. Interviews by Patrick Dixon and Allan Wierdak.
The Amalgamated Assn. of Iron, Steel and Tin Workers stages what is to become an unsuccessful three-month strike against U.S. Steel Corp. Subsidiaries - 1901
One million railway shopmen strike - 1922
Copper miners begin a years-long long, bitter strike against Phelps-Dodge in Clifton, Ariz. Democratic Gov. Bruce Babbitt repeatedly deployed state police and National Guardsmen to assist the company over the course of the strike, which broke the union - 1983
photo: Andrea G. Mauk Photographs, MP SPC 314. Arizona State University Library: Chicano Research Collection
Labor history courtesy Union Communication Services
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