Labor Online interviewed Jacob Zumoff about his new book, The Red Thread: The Passaic Textile Strike last year. In the course of the interview he mentioned the way that this strike creatively used film to build support for the workers cause. That film is available online. Jacob wrote a nice wrap around essay to guide the viewing. Snippets or the entire film would be good for classroom use–another side of the “roaring 20s.” Created by the Communist-affiliated International Workers Aid (IWA) in 1926, the seven-reel silent film The Passaic Textile strike not only documents this important strike, but elaborates concepts of working-class solidarity that, if seemingly out of place in the roaring twenties, became prominent in the Great Depression. Read more →
New Deal-era labor laws must be refreshed and improved to support and empower today’s essential workers.Read more →
Martin J. Bennett, “50 Years Ago: King, Memphis, and the Poor People’s Campaign,” Beyond Chron, May 31, 2018
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