Click here to check out this week's Labor History Today podcast. On this week’s show: Louis Hyman on how the Sears and Roebuck catalog helped oppose Jim Crow discrimination. The R.J. Phillips Band celebrates the day the Lumbee Indians ousted the KKK. And Saul Schniderman remembers contributions to labor history by both Johnny Paycheck and Bruce Springsteen.
The United States Civil Service Commission was established as the Pendleton Act went into effect - 1883
Thousands of Palmer Raids detainees win right to meet with lawyers and attorney representation at deportation hearings. "Palmer" was Alexander Mitchell Palmer, U.S. attorney general under Woodrow Wilson. Palmer believed Communism was "eating its way into the homes of the American workman," and Socialists were causing most of the country's social problems - 1920 photo: after one of the raids
Former UAW President Leonard Woodcock dies in Ann Arbor, Mich., at age 89. He had succeeded Walter Reuther and led the union from 1970 to 1977 - 2001
Labor history courtesy Union Communication Services