This week’s Labor History Today podcast: Striking Images: Labor on Screen and in the Streets Maybe class-conscious films like 2020 Academy Award winners "American Factory" (see trailer below) and "Parasite" are the rule and not the exception. So argues Kathy Newman this week in a fascinating chat with our very own Sherry Linkon who's quickly becoming a genuine LHT rock star! Plus, Saul Schniderman on how sales clerk Leura Collins’ decision to buy some chicken led to the Weingarten Rights. Last week's show: (2/9): John Sayles on “Matewan,” “Yellow Earth” and more. This is already one of our most popular shows; check it out and you'll hear why!
Rally for unemployed becomes major confrontation in Philadelphia, 18 arrested for demanding jobs - 1908
Thousands of women march to New York’s City Hall demanding relief from exorbitant wartime food prices. Inflation had wiped out any wage gains made by workers, leading to a high level of working class protest during World War I - 1917
A California state law was enacted providing the 8 hour day for most workers, but it was not effectively enforced - 1868
United Farm Workers of America granted a charter by the AFL-CIO - 1972