Click here to check out this week's Labor History Today podcast. On this week’s show: Louis Hyman on how the Sears and Roebuck catalog helped oppose Jim Crow discrimination. The R.J. Phillips Band celebrates the day the Lumbee Indians ousted the KKK. And Saul Schniderman remembers contributions to labor history by both Johnny Paycheck and Bruce Springsteen.
Clinton-era OSHA issues confined spaces standard to prevent more than 50 deaths and 5,000 serious injuries annually for workers who enter confined spaces - 1993
Pennsylvania Superior Court rules bosses can fire workers for being gay - 1995
Some 14,000 General Electric employees strike for two days to protest the company's mid-contract decision to shift an average of $400 in additional health care co-payments onto each worker - 2003
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