Today's Labor History
Click here to check out this week's Labor History Today podcast. On this week's show: Joe McCartin discusses the passage of the National Labor Relations Act and the UN’s International Labor Organization…Julio Lopez of the Center for Popular Democracy on the 1998 general strike in Puerto Rico…Lane Windham remembers the 1995 merger of the Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union with the International Ladies' Garment Workers Union to form the Union of Needletrades, Industrial & Textile Employees…Plus, “American Socialist” producer Elizabeth Schwartzon Eugene Debs and Saul Schniderman on Mother Jones and "The March of the Mill Children"…our History Object of the Week is the 1929 AFL-CIO affiliation ledger…This week’s labor music includes "Plenty Tough & Union Made," by the Waco Brothers, a 1978 version of the International Ladies' Garment Workers Union’s “Look for the Union Label” television ad, and “Dump The Bosses Off Your Back” by Anne Feeney. Union City Radio's Chris Garlock hosts; Lopez interview by Patrick Dixon.
President Johnson signs Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, forbidding employers and unions from discriminating on the basis of race, color, gender, nationality, or religion - 1964
The Labor Dept. reports that U.S. employers cut 467,000 jobs over the prior month, driving the nation’s unemployment rate up to a 26-year high of 9.5 percent - 2009
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