Labor Day: The Diminished Remnant of a Proud History of Struggle — Podcast September 7, 2015

Paid For In Blood: the Forgotten History of the Labor Movement in The U.S. Democratic Perspective looks at the history of our second Civil War — the struggle of the American Labor Movement for decent wages, working conditions, and the political influence crucial to preserving their hard-won gains. Mike Cosentino, Gary LaMaster, and Steve Williamson remember — and honor — the price in blood and deprivation paid by American workers for the benefits we enjoy today. When we celebrate Labor Day, we should remember that the 40 hour week, paid holidays, vacations and sick leave, minimum wage legislation, and the right to organize were not granted as gifts by employers or government, but fought for by people who braved lockouts, beatings, and bullets to improve the lot of all of us who work for a living.

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