Jessica Pauszek on the Federation of Worker Writers And Community Publishers; Mark Anner and Tula Connell on the International Labor Organization, and the Cool Things at the Meany Archives team dig into their files on the Lattimer Massacre of 1897 and discover, not only the names of those killed, but perhaps a personal connection as well.
Last week's show: (11/17): Remembering Lattimer, GINA and Newsies
Some 10,000 New Orleans workers, black and white, participate in a solidarity parade of unions comprising the Central Trades and Labor Assembly. The parade was so successful it was repeated the following two years - 1883
Teachers strike in St. Paul, Minn., the first organized walkout by teachers in the country. The month-long “strike for better schools” involving some 1,100 teachers—and principals—led to a number of reforms in the way schools were administered and operated - 1946
1,550 typesetters begin what is to become a victorious 22-month strike against Chicago newspapers - 1947