Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Labor & the First Red Scare

Unions are portrayed today as just another special interest group. Yet the true, largely ignored early history of the labor movement tells a different story: a long and dedicated effort, despite often ruthless opposition, to shorten working hours, obtain a living wage, and win reforms like Social Security. A seven part series.

1886: Labor Showdown in Chicago

The Haymarket Bombing

Labor’s Long March Continues

Immigrants & War