Today's Labor History
This week's Labor History Today podcast: Cutting along the Color Line; Quincy Mills, Professor of History at the University of Maryland in College Park on black barbers, the evolution of their trade, and its political meaning as a skilled form of labor.
Last week’s show: Cordwainers strike of 1805
The Toronto Trades and Labour Council endorses the principle of equal pay for equal work between men and women - 1882
8,000 workers strike at Youngstown Sheet & Tube. The following day the strikers’ wives and other family members join in the protest. Company guards use tear gas bombs and fire into the crowd; three strikers are killed, 25 wounded - 1916
graphic: William Gropper, “Youngstown Strike” 1937, Butler Institute of American Art
- David Prosten
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