Union City reader survey responses: "Keep up the great work!" writes John Ertl in response to our ongoing annual Union City Survey. "It's always great to see the news from our vibrant DC labor community. Perhaps an increased focus on what people can do to help in others' struggles would be good." Don Walsh suggests "Some videos, podcasts" and Terry Garnett says "maybe include union officer/steward training tips, union officer/steward responsibilities." Let us know what you think (plus you'll be eligible for prizes)!
Too little on Joe Hill: “I was thoroughly disappointed by your one-paragraph description of the Joe Hill case (Today’s Labor History 1/10),” writes Laurent Ross. “Most historians agree that Hill was framed by Utah. Hill was arrested and charged because he was shot the very same night in a different incident. Although Hill refused to explain how he got shot and by whom (he was protecting a woman's honor), just 15 years ago proof was found that he had been shot by his best friend in an argument over a woman they both loved.”
Note: see "The Man Who Never Died: The Life, Times, and Legacy of Joe Hill, American Labor Icon," by William M. Adler
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