Today's Labor History
This week’s Labor History Today podcast: One Day More
Saul Schniderman remembers musician activist Elaine Purkey.
Justice Denied: David Gariff on “Ben Shahn and the Case of Sacco and Vanzetti.”
From the Tales from the Reuther Library podcast, “When It Happened Here: Michigan and the Transnational Development of American Fascism.”
And, on this week’s Labor History in 2: Paul Robeson, “The Voice of an Era.”
Last week’s show: The Package King
In an attempt to raise the price of milk, Wisconsin dairy farmers begin the third major milk strike of the year in the state. During the Great Depression, farmers who produced milk for bottling were able to remain solvent, but those who produced milk for cheese, butter, and other uses were driven into poverty - 1933
- David Prosten
Today's Labor Quote: Sue Carney
“At the core, labor unions are working men and women, unified as one force. Despite any personal differences that may exist between us, we have banded together to protect and improve the lives of workers. We rise up together for the greater good. We defend one another like family.”
Carney is a longtime member and leader in the American Postal Workers Union.