Lessons from the Burgerville Workers Union: Click here to check out this week's Labor History Today podcast. On this week’s show: Patrick Dixon talks with Luis Brennan, one of the Burgerville Workers Union organizers in Portland, Oregon. And, inspired by the recent legal victory by nurses at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Alan, Ben and Chloe scoured the University of Maryland’s Meany Labor Archives for some cool things illustrating the history of organizing by health care workers (photo). Plus: the conclusion of our discussion with Clint Burelson and Len Shindel about two historic 1970 strikes: the wildcat by 200,000 postal workers and a strike by 150 Garrett County roads workers in western MD.
Union and civil rights leader A. Philip Randolph and others meet with President Roosevelt about a proposed July 1 March on Washington to protest discrimination in war industries. A week later, Roosevelt orders that the industries desegregate - 1941
Labor history courtesy Union Communication Services