LABOR HISTORY TODAY: “Don’t Buy Where You Can’t Work”: the Housewives League of Detroit

Wayne State history PhD candidate, archivist, and former Reuther Library staff member Allie Penn talks with Tales from the Reuther Library podcast host Dan Golodner about the Housewives League of Detroit.
Plus, Labor History in 2 tells the story of Oscar Neebe, one of eight men convicted of inciting violence at a workers rally at Haymarket Square in Chicago in 1886. And, from our own archives, the former union building right in downtown DC that you’ve probably passed many times without realizing the key role it played in American labor history.

Produced by Chris Garlock; edited by Patrick Dixon. To contribute a labor history item, email

Labor History Today is produced by the Metro Washington Council’s Union City Radio and the Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor at Georgetown University.

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