William P. Jones on “The Tribe of Black Ulysses: African American Lumber Workers in the Jim Crow South,” plus a letter from Eleanor Roosevelt to AFL-CIO urging the formation of a “Committee on Inquiry Into the Administration of Justice in the Freedom Struggle.” Interviews by Chris Garlock and Alan Wierdak. (Show originally released 2/24/2019)
2020 Bonus: Patrick Dixon on Chaplin’s “City Lights” as a labor film.
Last week’s show: Striking Images: Labor on Screen and in the Streets
U.S. Supreme Court upholds Oregon state restrictions on the working hours of women, justified as necessary to protect their health. A laundry owner was fined $10 for making a female employee work more than 10 hours in a single day - 1908
Women and children textile strikers beaten by Lawrence, Mass. police during a 63 day walkout protesting low wages and work speedups – 1912
Amalgamated Association of Street & Electric Railway Employees of America change name to Amalgamated Transit Union – 1965
- David Prosten