On today’s show, historian Michael Honey on “Wisconsin to Memphis: King's gospel of labor rights on the rebound,” from the Michigan State University School of Human Resources and Labor Relations’ "Our Daily Work/Our Daily Lives" Brown Bag series. Also this week, Linda Donahue on the strike by 10,000 clothing workers in Rochester, NY.
Last week's show: (1/12): UAW’s Punch Press strike daily
Indian field hands at San Juan Capistrano mission refused to work, engaging in what was probably the first farm worker strike in California - 1826
Birth of Terence V. Powderly, leader of the Knights of Labor - 1849
The United Mine Workers of America is founded in Columbus, OH with the merger of the Knights of Labor Trade Assembly No. 135 and the National progressive Miners Union - 1890
Five hundred New York City tenants battle police to prevent evictions - 1932
- David Prosten