Today in Labor History: May 25
Pressured by employers, striking shoemakers in Philadelphia are arrested and charged with criminal conspiracy for violating an English common law that bars schemes aimed at forcing wage increases. The strike was broken – 1805
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Cool Labor Site: Art Directors Guild
Get an inside look at showbiz as lived by union brothers and sisters. Check out the website for the Art Directors Guild, the folks who make movies look so cool. They’re also known as Local 800 of IATSE, the International Alliance of Theatrical and Stage Employees. http://www.adg.org/