Click here to check out this week's Labor History Today podcast. Union City's Chris Garlock hosts. On this week's show: Joe McCartin talks about the origins of May Day and its relevance today. Patrick Dixoninterviews historian Kevin Boyle on anarchists Sacco and Vanzetti, and Saul Schniderman tells us how Mother Jones celebrated her 100th birthday in Silver Spring, Maryland. Plus, Billy Bragg on how Pete Seegergot him to write a new verse for “The Internationale,” and music by Billy, Pete and Joan Baez.
An explosion at the Everettville mine in Everettville, W. Va., kills 109 miners, many of whom lie in unmarked graves to this day - 1927
The Obama administration’s National Labor Relations Board implements new rules to speed up unionization elections. The new rules are largely seen as a counter to employer manipulation of the law to prevent workers from unionizing - 2012
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