Labor

Eastern Airlines Machinists strike - March 1989 0

March 5, 1989 – Eastern Airlines’ Picket Problem – Tower’s Confirmation Battle – Baker’s Viennese Waltz

March 5, 1989 – CBS Radio Hourly News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – March 5, 1989 – Eastern Airlines was in the labor spotlight this day. The Machinists on strike were reported to be abiding by court orders and not set up picket lines at commuter railroads. Union officials...

British Elections: Prime Minister Clement Atlee 0

February 27, 1950 – Coal Strike: Week 3 – British Elections: Morning After – Incident At Tsingtao

February 27, 1950 – CBS Radio – Edward R. Murrow and The News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – February 27, 1950 – Busy news day. Starting with news of the Coal Strike heading into its third week and its effects were snowballing across the country. Washington was making a...

Coal Strike - Day 79 0

February 22, 1978 – The 79 Day Old Coal Strike – Debating The Panama Canal Treaty – A Funeral In Cairo

February 22, 1978 – CBS World News Roundup – The World Tonight – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – February 22, 1978 – Day 79 of the nationwide Coal Strike and negotiations were dragging on. More talks were scheduled in Washington, but Labor Department Officials indicated that labor and management were...

Brazil - dictatorships and coups 0

December 18, 1968 – Brazil: Land Of Instability – New York: Land Of Endless Strikes

December 18, 1968 – Newsfront – Eastern Educational Network – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – December 18, 1968 – news from Brazil this day – much of it not good. In Rio de Janiero, a spokesman for the Brazilian government said a plot organized by former Governor Lacerda and former...

Wall Street freaking out 0

December 6, 1996 – Greenspan Sneezes, Wall Street Gets Pneumonia – Unemployment Goes Haywire – When The Strings Go On Strike

December 6, 1996 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – December 6, 1996 – Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan mentioned something about high-flying and irrational exuberance in the U.S. Stock Market at a dinner the previous evening. That was enough to send Wall Street and the U.S....

President Trumen (with Sen. Hubert Humphrey) - 1949 0

November 12, 1949 – Election Night: 1949 – A strike Is Settled – Grandfather Of The Year – Armistice Day: 1949

November 12, 1949 – Voices and Events- NBC Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – November 12, 1949 – Sixty-nine years ago – an election was held, the coal strike was settled and in 1949 it was still Armistice Day. Election night 1949 – the off-year election held many races...

Harvey's Casino - August 27, 1980 0

August 27, 1980 – Things That Go Boom In Tahoe – Things That Go Arrgh In Gdansk – Things That Go Tut-Tut On The Campaign Trail

August 27, 1980 – CBS News On The Hour – World Tonight – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – August 27, 1980 – All eyes on Tahoe, this day. A little wagon, carrying a large package was parked in front of Harvey’ Casino. A note saying it would go off if...

Take Your Dog To Work Day 0

June 25, 1999 – National Take Your Dog To Work Day – Americas Little Road Rage Problem – Sleeping Pilots

June 25, 1999 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – June 25, 1999 – Maybe a slow news day, but still. It was National Take Your Dog To Work Day, and for that brief moment most employees and employers were deluged with fur people and the...

Migrant Children picking cotton 0

May 1952 – Migrant Workers In The San Joaquin Valley – Past Daily Reference Room

May 1952 – CBS Radio: The People Act: Migrant workers and families in San Joaquin Valley – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Before the age of tape recording, the only method of producing a documentary was either by a cumbersome disc-cutting machine, an undependable wire recorder or making it all up...