On this week’s show: Part 1 of Chris Garlock’s interview with Jeremy Brecher, the historian, documentary filmmaker, activist, and author of books on labor and social movements, including the classic “Strike!”
Patrick Dixon talks with history professor Sarah Rose about the Americans with Disabilities Act and the complex history of disability and work.
Jordan Biscardo, communications director at the Seafarers Union, tells us about the 1946 general strike that shut down the U.S. maritime industry.
And our labor history Object of the Week is the cover of the September 1949 edition of The American Federationist, depicting the first Labor Day march.
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This week’s music:
There is Power in a Union by The Street Dogs