Click here to check out this week's Labor History Today podcast. On this week's show: Part 1 of Chris Garlock’s interview with Jeremy Brecher, the historian, documentary filmmaker, activist, and author of books on labor and social movements, including the classic “Strike!” Patrick Dixon talks with history professor Sarah Rose about the Americans with Disabilities Act and the complex history of disability and work.
Jordan Biscardo, communications director at the Seafarers Union, tells us about the 1946 general strike that shut down the U.S. maritime industry.
And our labor history Object of the Week is the cover of the September 1949 edition of The American Federationist (right), depicting the first Labor Day march.
Twelve thousand New York tailors strike over sweatshop conditions - 1894
What many believe was to become the longest strike in U.S. history, 600 Teamster-represented workers walk out at the Diamond Walnut processing plant in Stockton, Calif., after the company refused to restore a 30 percent pay cut they had earlier taken to help out the company. The two sides ultimately agreed to a new contract after 14 years - 1991
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