This week's labor history: Mary Kenney O’Sullivan, first AFL woman organizer; novelist Jack London’s classic definition of a scab; Southern Tenant Farmers’ Union leads Missouri Highway sit-down; Roosevelt creates National War Labor Board to mediate labor disputes during World War II.
Joe McCartin is professor of history at Georgetown University and Executive Director of the Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor.
Leon Fink, Professor Emeritus of the Department of History at the University of Illinois at Chicago, edits the journal, "Labor: Studies in Working Class History."
Chris Garlock, Union Cities Coordinator for the Metro Washington AFL-CIO, hosts Union City Radio on WPFW 89.3FM.
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Labor History Today is produced by Union City Radio and the Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor.
Labor history sources include Today in Labor History, from Union Communication Services.
This week's music:
Dropkick Murphys - Take Em Down
Power to the Working Class!
Street Dogs ~ There is Power in a Union
bor History Today: October 29-November 4, 2017