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“Distinctively Southern” Anti-Union Practices: Labor History Presentation on March 14

Piping Industry Program (workers in shop)

Most studies of the Progressive Era anti-labor union open-shop movement focus chiefly on the activities of organized employers in northeastern and Midwestern cities, but  between 1895 and 1910 Southern “open-shoppers” were uniquely qualified to use racism and state assistance to … Continue reading

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Labor History Presentation on 2/16/12

Americans are heavily focused on the economy right now, from the Occupy Wall Street movement to the tax rates of presidential candidates. Globalization, deindustrialization and activism are all elements of this dilemma. But did you know that these same factors … Continue reading

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Public Transit, Ownership, and Labor in the United States, 1935-1975 – March 3rd, 2010

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Are you a MARTA rider? Are you concerned about its lack of financial support, its reliability of service and the history of the laborers who worked on it? Then archivist and historian William Jordan Patty’s March 3rd presentation on “Public … Continue reading

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