The Wisconsin Labor History Society is pleased to announce the availability of a six-part video series, “An Historical Overview of Labor Unions in the United States.” Each segment is heavily illustrated and takes us through the struggle to organize from centuries past to the present day.
Local unions, labor councils, school classes and other groups will find the segments, each from nine to eighteen minutes in length, ideal for showing as part of a meeting. The series was produced by James Brown, of Waukesha, a veteran videographer. Narration by Jim Cavanaugh, retired president of the South Central Federation of Labor. Written by Waylon Hedegaard, Jim Cavanaugh and James Brown. Script consultants, Michael Gordon and Dexter Arnold. Partial support was provided by the Wisconsin Labor History Society.
A study guide, “The Struggle to Organize,” is available HERE
Six videos are available on YouTube.
Part One: Guilds and the Industrial Revolution
Part Two: Workers Fight Back
Part Three: The Progressive Era
Part Four: Depression and the War
Part Five: Taft-Hartley to the Chrysler Concessions
Part Six: PATCO to the Present