Why SF wants to "Paint It Black" Click here to check out the latest Labor History Today podcast. On this week’s show: Robert Cherney on the genesis of the San Francisco Board of Education’s decision to paint over New Deal murals. Eleanor Mahoney’s new feature on labor landmarks.
Radio station WCFL, owned and operated by the Chicago Federation of Labor, takes to the airwaves with two hours of music. The first and only labor-owned radio station in the country, WCFL was sold in 1979 - 1926
IWW leads a strike at Hodgeman's Blueberry Farm in Grand Junction, Mich. - 1964
A die-cast operator in Jackson, Mich. is pinned by a hydraulic Unimate robot, dies five days later. Incident is the first documented case in the U.S. of a robot killing a human - 1984
Labor history courtesy Union Communication Services