Double podcast episode on the 1972 building workers’ strike and subsequent backlash from employers and the state, which resulted in one of the biggest miscarriages of justice experienced by the labour movement in twentieth-century Britain. In conversation with two participants from the strike, Tony O’Brien and actor Ricky Tomlinson.Continue reading “E65-66: Building workers’ strike w/ Ricky Tomlinson”
Double podcast episode on the West Virginia mine wars 1902-1922. We speak with Catherine Moore and others from the West Virginia Mine Wars Museum, as well as some West Virginia teachers who had just been on strike about the conflicts, and how they are remembered today.
Continue reading “E57-58: The West Virginia mine wars”
In this podcast episode, historian Joey DeFrancesco tells the story of the first factory strike in US history when in 1824, young women and girls working in the mills in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, organised themselves and walked out, winning better conditions. Joey also explains how the development of capitalist industry in the north was dependent on the labour of enslaved people in the south.
Episode about the crucial role played by women in the great miners strike in Britain, 1984-5, in conversation with Heather Wood, chair of the Easington women’s strike support group.Continue reading “E13: Women in the miners’ strike”
In 1919 when the US government proposed introducing prohibition, hundreds of thousands of workers in New York and New Jersey voted to strike on the day it was enacted. They wore pins declaring “No beer no work”. We have used their original design to create some quality merchandise, made in the US, commemorating the events. Continue reading “No beer, no work!”
The first in a series of episodes we will be producing about the Vietnam war. Here we talk to historian and author of Strike! Jeremy Brecher about the strike wave which swept the United States during the Vietnam war in the 1960s and 70s.Continue reading “E8: The Vietnam war strike wave”
2018 is the 50th anniversary of the May 68 uprising and mass strike of 10 million workers in France. So we have produced a range of high quality merchandise to commemorate the occasion and raise funds for the WCH project, using original artwork from the rebellion by the Atelier Populaire, slightly modified by us. 1968-2018, la lutte continue – the struggle continues! Get it in our online shop here. Continue reading “May 68 50th anniversary merch”
This is the first episode of the new WCH podcast on the Grunwick strike of East African Asian women workers in London 1976-8.Continue reading “E1: The Grunwick strike”