This week’s Labor History Today podcast: Labor supports DC Black Lives Matter protests; “Debs In Canton” preview; Revisiting The Battle of Homestead; Voices of exiled Iranian workers.
Last week’s show: Minneapolis general strike; “Mongrel Firebugs and Men of Property”
Representatives from the AFL, Knights of Labor, populists, railroad brotherhoods and other trade unions hold a unity conference in St. Louis but fail to overcome their differences - 1894
Police shoot at maritime workers striking United Fruit Co. in New Orleans; 1 killed, 2 wounded – 1913
John L. Lewis (photo) dies. A legendary figure, he was president of the United Mine Workers from 1920 to 1960 and a driving force behind the formation of the Congress of Industrial Organizations - 1969
- David Prosten
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