Today's Labor History
Click here to check out this week's Labor History Today podcast. On this week's show: Patrick Dixon talks with Katherine Turk about the Equal Rights Amendment and its effect on women’s rights at work. Turk is Associate Professor at UNC Chapel Hill and author of “Equality on Trial: Gender and Rights in the Modern American Workplace.” Our labor history Object of the Week is from the current exhibit at the George Meany Labor Archives at the University of Maryland College Park campus, where the exhibit “For Liberty, Justice, And Equality: Unions Making History In America” is up through September. Plus music from Aretha Franklin!
Hurricane-force winds bring a smoldering fire back to life in the Northern Rockies. The ensuing firestorm burned more than 3 million acres for two days. Several towns were completely destroyed by the fire and at least 85 people were killed, most of them firefighters - 1910
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