An engaging collection of riveting stories about working people in United States history fighting back in the darkest times. Class War, USA is a rich collection of stories about ordinary people who resisted oppression and exploitation against all odds. Brandon Weber’s succinct and vivid essays capture crucial moments of struggle when working-class people built movements of […]
Join historian Sergio González as he examines the lives of Mexican-descent migrant workers who labored across Wisconsin throughout the mid twentieth century. Recruited by government programs and employers to supplement the state’s workforce in agriculture, industry, and railroads, tens of thousands of Mexican citizens and Texas-born Mexican-Americans connected with native Wisconsinites and local institutions, and […]
July 12th, 2017 commemorated the 100th anniversary of the notorious Bisbee, Arizona Deportation. On that date over a thousand striking miners and their supporters were rounded up at gunpoint in the copper-mining town by the sheriff and roughly a thousand “deputized” citizens known as the Loyalty League. Accused of being anti-American Industrial Workers of the […]
Today is May Day, which to many may bring visions of maypoles, baskets of flowers and dancers. But in everywhere else except the United States, May Day is Labor Day, alternatively known as International Worker’s Day, or the Day of the Martyrs of the Revolution. Ironically, since the holiday is not officially celebrated here, International […]
Knowing the history of labor movement helps to invigorate today’s activities, according to Ron Kent, editor of the International Labor History Association. The South Central Chapter of AFSCME is hosting a series of historical films each month, March through May, and Ron talked to Jan Miyasaki about these activities.