Today in Labor History: March 17
Staffers at San Francisco progressive rock station KMPX-FM strike, citing corporate control over what music is played and harassment over hair and clothing styles, among other things. The Rolling Stones, Joan Baez, the Jefferson Airplane, the Grateful Dead and other musicians request that the station not play their music as long as the station is run by strikebreakers – 1968
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Cool Labor Site: The Samuel Gompers Papers
The Samuel Gompers Papers collects, annotates, and makes available, primary sources of American labor history of one of the nation’s leading trade unionists in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Founded by Stuart Kaufman in 1974, the project has published two microfilm series of union records and eleven volumes of Gompers’ papers. Peter Albert and Grace Palladino are the project directors. http://www.gompers.umd.edu/