Tag Archives: Labor History

Jay D. Jurie :
Workers’ demonstrations at Magic Kingdom just opening salvo

Jay Jurie reports from the front lines of the labor movement. By Jay D. Jurie | The Rag Blog | November 15, 2017 ORLANDO, Florida — While representing over a third of workers in the middle of the 20th Century, … finish reading Jay D. Jurie :
Workers’ demonstrations at Magic Kingdom just opening salvo

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Henry Mecredy :
BOOKS | ‘The End of Loyalty: The Rise and Fall of Good Jobs in America’

Rick Wartzman reviews the socioeconomic history of the U.S. since World War II with empathy for the employee class. By Henry Mecredy | The Rag Blog | October 18, 2017 [The End of Loyalty: The Rise and Fall of Good … finish reading Henry Mecredy :
BOOKS | ‘The End of Loyalty: The Rise and Fall of Good Jobs in America’

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HISTORY / Bob Feldman : A People’s History of Egypt, Part 9, 1924-1930

Mural shows Saad Zaghlul, first Egyptian prime minister, giving the finger to the military council. Image from Egypt 2011 and Beyond.

A people’s history:
The movement to democratize Egypt

Part 9: 1924-1930 period –The Wafd government and the repression of communists.

By Bob Feldman / The Rag Blog / September 16, 2013

[With all the dramatic activity in Egypt, Bob Feldman’s Rag Blog “people’s history” series, “The Movement to Democratize Egypt,” could not be more timely. Also see Feldman’s “Hidden History of Texas” series on The Rag Blog.]

After an Egyptian constitution was promulgated in 1923, martial law was abolished, an election was held, and Saad Zaghlul, the leader of the Egyptian landowning elite’s nationalist Wafd party, became prime minister in January 1924. Continue reading

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Bob Feldman : Union Growth in Texas Followed by Crackdown, 1940-1953

After a 1953 CIO-led strike in Port Arthur, Texas Gov. Allan Shivers, here shown addressing a campaign rally in Austin, led a move to make membership in the Communist Party illegal. Image from AlternativeHistory.com.The hidden history of Texas Part 12: … finish reading Bob Feldman : Union Growth in Texas Followed by Crackdown, 1940-1953

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Bob Feldman : Labor Unions and the Communist Party Are Active in Texas, 1930-1940

Emma Tenayuca, leader of the pecan shellers’ strike at the age of 21, stands on the steps of San Antonio’s City Hall in 1938. Tenayuca was also active in the Communist Party in Texas. Image from the Institute of Texan … finish reading Bob Feldman : Labor Unions and the Communist Party Are Active in Texas, 1930-1940

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Harry Targ : It’s Time to Organize Workers

Label of the American Federation of Labor (AFL), circa 1900. Image from Wikimedia Commons.Lessons from history: It is time to organize all workers By Harry Targ | The Rag Blog | September 18, 2012 “Ten thousand times the labor movement … finish reading Harry Targ : It’s Time to Organize Workers

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Greg Moses : Occupy May Day: Life, Labor, and Liberty

Occupy posters by Eric Drooker.Life, labor, and liberty:May Day then and now By Greg Moses / The Rag Blog / May 1, 20112 Counting in reverse through the great Theses on Feuerbach, we pass by the iconic eleventh, which demands … finish reading Greg Moses : Occupy May Day: Life, Labor, and Liberty

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Bob Feldman : Labor and Farmer Activism in Texas, 1890-1920

Southern Pine Lumber Company workers at the company store, Diboll, Texas, about 1907. Photo courtesy of The History Center, Diboll. Image from Texas Beyond History.The hidden history of Texas Part IX: 1890-1920/5 — Labor and farmer activism By Bob Feldman … finish reading Bob Feldman : Labor and Farmer Activism in Texas, 1890-1920

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Harry Targ : Hoosier Teach-In and the Question of Historical Narratives

Members of Occupy Purdue demonstrate on Dec. 11, 2011. Photo by Steven Yang / The Exponent.Hoosier teach-in:Narratives of labor and elections posebig questions for Occupy movement By Harry Targ | The Rag Blog | February 22, 2012 WEST LAFAYETTE, Indiana … finish reading Harry Targ : Hoosier Teach-In and the Question of Historical Narratives

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Jack A. Smith : Are Labor and the Democrats in an Abusive Relationship?

President Obama and the AFL-CIO’s Trumka: Putting on a happy face? Photo from AP.An abusive relationship?The labor movement and the Democrats A union movement that has tethered itself to the Democratic Party since the mid-1930s won’t be directly critical because … finish reading Jack A. Smith : Are Labor and the Democrats in an Abusive Relationship?

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BOOKS / Harry Targ : Teach Your Children Well

Raising kids to be radical:‘Annie Shapiro and the Clothing Workers’ Strike’ By Harry Targ / The Rag Blog / October 8, 2010 Teach, your children wellTheir father’s hellDid slowly go byAnd feed them on your dreamsThe one they pickedThe one … finish reading BOOKS / Harry Targ : Teach Your Children Well

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Juan Cole: Labor Day in a Kleptocracy

Where have All the broad Shoulders Gone? Or, Labor Day in a KleptocracyBy Juan Cole / September 7, 2009 The unemployment rate as I write is inching toward 10 percent nationally, and that is only counting people who were still … finish reading Juan Cole: Labor Day in a Kleptocracy

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