Today's Labor History
This week’s Labor History Today podcast: Making the Woman Worker
Eileen Boris on “Making the Woman Worker: Precarious Labor and the Fight for Global Standards” from the Working History podcast. Plus this week’s labor history highlights!
Last week's show: (11/24): FWW&CP, the ILO and Lattimer Redux
361 coal miners die at Monongah, W.V., in nation's worst mining disaster - 1907
United Mine Workers begin what is to become a 110-day national coal strike - 1997
Heywood Broun born in New York City. Journalist, columnist and co-founder, in 1933, of The Newspaper Guild - 1888
More than 1,600 protesters staged a national hunger march on Washington, D.C. to present demands for unemployment insurance - 1931
Delegates to the founding convention of the National Nurses United (NNU) in Phoenix, Ariz. unanimously endorse the creation of the largest union and professional organization of registered nurses in U.S. history. The 150,000-member union is the product of merger of three groups - 2009
25 unions found the American Federation of Labor (AFL) in Columbus, Ohio; Cigarmaker’s union leader Samuel Gompers is elected president. The AFL’s founding document’s preamble reads: “A struggle is going on in all of the civilized world between oppressors and oppressed of all countries, between capitalist and laborer...” - 1886
114-day newspaper strike begins, New York City - 1962
Nearly 230 jailed teachers -- about one-fourth of the 1,000-member Middletown Township, N.J. staff -- are ordered freed after they and their colleagues agree to end a nine-day strike and go into mediation with the local school board - 2001
Faced with a national unemployment rate of 10 percent, President Barack Obama outlines new multibillion-dollar stimulus and jobs proposals, saying the country must continue to "spend our way out of this recession" until more Americans are back at work. Joblessness had soared 6 percent in the final two years of George W. Bush’s presidency - 2009
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