Labor History Today (10/28): Cannabis organizing; 2007 Writers Guild Strike
Click here to check out this week's Labor History Today podcast. On this show, originally posted November 4, 2018, Patrick Dixon talks with Clara Mejía Orta about workers in the cannabis industry in California, and Writers Guild of America West president David Goodman remembers the 2007 strike by 12,000 film and television screenwriters. Plus: Bill Fletcher on the 1892 general strike that brought 20,000 black and white workers together in New Orleans; David Fernandez-Barrial on the four million jobs created by the Civil Works Administration in 1933 for Depression-era unemployed; and Dan Duncan pays tribute to the workers lost when the Edmund Fitzgerald sank in 1975.
Last week's show: (10/20/19): Immigrant Girl, Radical Woman
The Gateway Arch, a 630 ft high parabola of stainless steel marking the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial on the waterfront of St. Louis, Missouri is completed after two and one-half years. Although it was predicted 13 lives would be lost in construction, not a single Ironworker died - 1965
Labor history courtesy David Prosten. photo: Carroll Allison, left, and Vito Comporato during the construction of the Gateway Arch. Jefferson National Expansion Memorial Archives