Steve Early on Lawrence Strike centennial symposium

program date: 
Mon, 04/30/2012

Norm Diamond talks with Steve Early, who attended a symposium in Lawrence Massechusetts about the Lawrence Strike of 1912 (here's a PDF of the schedule). They talked about why there is renewed interest in the Lawrence Strike, even as it was nearly erased from labor history until three decades ago; about the site of the symposium in one of the mills where workers went on strike; the role of the IWW's inclusive organizing in the Strike's success; and the inter-union cooperation of and rank-and-file participation in the symposium. Norm talks about May Works 2012, a month of working-class history and related events happening across the State of Washington this May. 

Steve Early is an investigative labor journalist and writes for In These Times, CounterPunch, Huffington Post and other publications. He is also a historian of the American labor movement.

 

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