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    Today's Labor History
    This week’s Labor History Today podcast: “Despotism on Demand”
    Sociologist Alex Wood on the history of the relationship between bosses and workers and how that’s playing out in the age of COVID-19. On Labor History in 2: The Wreck of The Old ‘97.
    Last week’s show: Escape on the Pearl; Black Labor Week
     

    Twenty-one die when the L.A. Times building is dynamited during a citywide fight over labor rights and organizing. A union member ultimately confessed to the bombing, which he said was supposed to have occurred early in the morning when the building would have been largely unoccupied - 1910

    Thousands of dairy farmers in Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana and Iowa strike in demand of higher prices for their milk - 1935

    The Pennsylvania Turnpike opened as the first toll superhighway in the United States. It was built in most part by workers hired through the state’s Re-Employment offices - 1940

    The National Hockey League (NHL) team owners began a lockout of the players that lasted 103 days - 1994


    - David Prosten

    Today's Labor Quote: Joe Biden


    “This is not about my family or his family. It’s about YOUR family.”

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  • Memo for heads of departments and agencies - Updated guidance on telework flexibilities
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