Today in Labor History: Weekend Edition
January 17—Radical labor organizer and anarchist Lucy Parsons leads hunger march in Chicago; IWW songwriter Ralph Chaplin writes “Solidarity Forever” for the march – 1915
January 18—“Take This Job and Shove It,” by Johnny Paycheck, is listed by Billboard magazine as the most popular song in the U.S. – 1978
January 19—Yuba City, Calif., labor contractor Juan V. Corona found guilty of murdering 25 itinerant farm workers he employed during 1970 and 1971 – 1973
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Labor Video: The People’s Putt Putt
This clever video shows how to draw in passers-by to educate them about corporate welfare and the struggles of working people. Click here to watch the video.