Labor

Unions 1947

June 19, 1947 – Unions And Strike Votes – Rent Control Legislation – Capitol Hill And Harry Truman.

If you haven’t already, consider: Become a Patron! June 19, 1947 – A relatively calm day. Or calm before the storm, depending on how you looked at it. The matter at hand had to do with Unions and America’s labor force – the issue of strikes and the quality of...

President Harry Truman - April 8, 1952

April 8, 1952 – President Truman Issues Executive Order 10340 – The White House Seizes Control Of The Steel Industries

April 8, 1952 – President Harry Truman issues Executive Order over the Steel Strike – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Become a Patron! From 1950-1953, the United States was involved in the Korean War. To fund the war, Truman originally wanted to increase taxes and implement credit controls to limit...

Police and Pickets - The Labor movement

March 1941 – Strikes, Sit-downs And Walk-outs. Organized Labor And Ford – Past Daily Reference Room

Become a Patron! Between 1937 and 1941, several thousand workers were fired from Ford plants on suspicion of being union activists or even sympathizers. Ford’s black officials along with black ministers and Urban League officials spoke to black workers at Ford and to their families arguing that the UAW would...

Robert F. Kennedy

March 27, 1957 – The McClellan Hearings – RFK Vs. The Teamsters

Can’t keep it going without you: Become a Patron! News for this March 27th in 1957 had much to do with the ongoing Labor Racketeering Hearings going on in Washington. One of the up-and-coming stars of the hearings was a young Chief Counsel for the McLellan Committee on Improper Activities...

Communist Party Of France

March 17, 1947 – Tight Lips And Empty Pockets – East-West Diplomacy – A Call To End Occupation

Supporting a little history never hurt anybody: Become a Patron! News for this St. Patrick’s Day (March 17) in 1947 had just about everything to do with the state of the World after War. The grumblings of East-West tensions and speculations over a rumored private meeting between Secretary of State...

Eisenhower with Press Sec. Hagarty - 1959

October 1, 1959 – Strikes – The Aftermath Of Gracie – Humiliation For The Dodgers – No Blatz n’ Pabst.

And patrons: Become a Patron! October 1, 1959 was no box of chocolates. Strikes were the big news. First was the ongoing Steel Strike, becoming the longest in history. President Eisenhower ordered everyone back to the bargaining table to keep trying for a resolution. And then, literally overnight, The Longshoremen...

Sen. Robert A. Taft - September 23, 1947

September 23, 1947 – Robert A. Taft Promotes Taft-Hartley – Past Daily Reference Room

Subscribers – you know the drill: Become a Patron! If Robert A. Taft was responsible for nothing else during his tenure on Capitol Hill, he would forever be known as the co-author of a piece of legislation that amended the Labor Relations Act of 1935 and did much to change...

September 23, 1967 – Vietnam: Saving It By Destroying It – Sniper Fire In Aurora – Fighting Over Mao.

Subscribers can get this download for free: Become a Patron! Waking up to the news this morning in 1967 had much to do with the endless war of attrition in Vietnam. The ongoing battle, mounting casualties and airstrikes near the Marine outpost at Con Thien. The theory being to destroy...

Striking Coal Miners

March 27, 1978 – The Coal Miners Strike – A Ceasefire In Lebanon – Storming The Narita Airport

March 27, 1978 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – March 27, 1978 – The 16-week old Coal Miners strike was looking to be at an end – for the most part. Most of the Soft Coal Miners went back to work, their nationwide walkout at...

Jones and Piccard - Balloonists

March 20, 1999 – Jones And Piccard Break Balloon Flight Record – Flight Attendants Strike Averted – Peacekeepers Leave Kosovo.

March 20, 1993 – CBS Radio News On the Hour + President Clinton Weekly Radio address – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – March 20, 1993 – A day of celebrating – Balloonists Brian Jones and Bertrand Piccard broke the worlds record by flying a hot-air balloon around the world in...