Last week’s show: America’s last general strike. photo: mass picket outside the Federal Works Administration during the 1948 cafeteria strike.
Protesting unemployment, lack of political representation, and taxation without representation, a thousand members of the Australian Workers’ Union, led by Harold Nelson, marched on the Government House in Darwin, Australia (below), demanding the resignation of John Gilruth, Administrator of the Northern Territory. Gilruth left under military protection, never to return, and Nelson went on to win the first Territory seat in Australia’s House of Representatives -1918
Int’l Union of Aluminum, Brick & Glass Workers merges with United Steelworkers of America - 1996
- David Prosten