“Learn Yourself” is part of “We Do The Work,” airing weekly on Skagit Valley Community Radio KSVR. Today we hear about LELO, formerly known as the Northwest Labor and Employment Law Office, and founded in Seattle, Washington in 1972 when Black, Asian and Latino workers came together to work for racial and economic justice.
Ismael García Colón discusses his new book, “Colonial Migrants at the Heart of Empire,” about Puerto Rican migrant farmworkers and their labor experiences in the post-World War II United States, on the Working History podcast.
Plus we preview the re-broadcast of the IAM’s 1950 “Boomer Jones” radio show and on this week’s Labor History in 2: Jane Addams is born.
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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. We're a proud founding member of the Labor Radio Podcast Network, nearly 70 shows focusing on working people’s issues and concerns. #LaborRadioPod
Escape on the Pearl; Black Labor Week
Labor Day: no picnic in a pandemic
“Boomer Jones": Vintage labor radio show (LHT podcast extra)
Cutting along the Color Line
A travel guide to labor landmarks
“The Flintstones” and class struggle; The Ford Hunger March
Remembering Gene Debs; Waging Peace
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Confederate monuments and the Knights of Labor
“Don’t Buy Where You Can’t Work”: the Housewives League of Detroit
2020 Great Labor Arts Exchange contest winners!
Why America’s most radical union shut down ports on Juneteenth
SCOTUS bans LGBTQ workplace discrimination; Queer history of the UAW
Painters join Black Lives Matter protests; the history of black police in America; Race and Rebellion
Labor supports DC Black Lives Matter protests; “Debs In Canton” preview; Revisiting The Battle of Homestead; Voices of exiled Iranian workers
The Minneapolis general strike; “Mongrel Firebugs and Men of Property”
“Politics of the Pantry”; “We Just Come to Work Here”
“The Long Deep Grudge: A Story of Big Capital, Radical Labor, and Class War in the American Heartland”