Deadline for ads in the 2019 Evening with Labor program guide is this Friday, February 1. Show your appreciation and solidarity with this year’s winners -- including J.C. Turner Award for Outstanding Trade Unionist of the Year winner Herb Harris (photo) by placing an ad purchasing tickets for the dinner, which is set for Saturday, March 2 at Martin’s Crosswinds in Greenbelt, MD. Click here for the ad/ticket order form. Download, complete and fax -- 202 974-8152 – mail, or email to [email protected].
"It is one of the characteristics of a free and democratic nation that it has free and independent labor unions.”
Click here to check out this week's Labor History Today podcast. On this week’s show: the conclusion of our interview with labor historian Erik Loomis, and for our “Cool things from the George Meany Labor Archives” feature, Ben Blake has dug into the Sam Gompers boxes and come up with some intriguing items. Plus we remember the 1917 Bath Riots on the U.S.-Mexico border.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt is born in Hyde Park, N.Y. He was elected president of the United States four times starting in 1932. His New Deal programs helped America survive the Great Depression. His legislative achievements included the creation of the National Labor Relations Act, which allows workers to organize unions, bargain collectively, and strike - 1882
Labor history courtesy Union Communication Services; photo: mass inspection of Mexican workers; photo source
Workers in Bangladesh face violence when voicing legitimate complaints about how little they take home after a day’s work. And soon they might be facing unsafe factories again, if the Bangladesh Accord is forced to stop operations in the country. “Show your solidarity with garment workers by joining us for a demonstration at the Bangladesh Embassy today!” urges Sarah Newell of the International Labor Rights Forum. The demo starts at 12:30 at the Embassy of Bangladesh (see Calendar above) and is part of a global week of action.