This week’s Labor History Today podcast: America’s last general strike
Last week’s show: Monopoly and Class Struggle: The games we play
114-day newspaper strike begins, New York City - 1962
President Bill Clinton signs The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) - 1993; photo: Activists protest NAFTA in September 1993; Richard B. Levine/Newscom
Nearly 230 jailed teachers -- about one-fourth of the 1,000-member Middletown Township, N.J. staff -- are ordered freed after they and their colleagues agree to end a nine-day strike and go into mediation with the local school board - 2001
Faced with a national unemployment rate of 10 percent, President Barack Obama outlines new multibillion-dollar stimulus and jobs proposals, saying the country must continue to "spend our way out of this recession" until more Americans are back at work. Joblessness had soared 6 percent in the final two years of George W. Bush’s presidency - 2009
- David Prosten
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