[act-ma] Wed, April 8 - Organized Labor in the Great Depression - A Discussion with Steve Early and Nick Giannone

Joshua Koritz joshua.koritz at gmail.com
Mon Apr 6 11:35:45 PDT 2009

 Organized Labor In The Great Depression and the Lessons For Today
*When the workers fought back and won!*

*Wednesday, April 8, 2009

7:00 pm - Quincy, MA

Thomas Crane Library  - Main Meeting Room*
(40 Washington St. - Near Quincy Center T stop)

*A Panel Discussion, Free and Open To The Public*
*Hosted by Socialist Alternative*

In 1930, shortly after the beginning of the Great Depression, the New York
Times declared the labor movement “dead” – they were dead wrong.

The 1930’s saw the rise of the largest and most militant labor movement in
US history. This movement secured major gains for the working class such as
the Social Security Act, the 40 hour work week, child labor restrictions and
laws granting union recognition.

As we enter the most severe economic crisis since the Great Depression, it
is important for working people to understand our history of struggle so
that we can have a future. Please join us for this discussion.


Labor journalist and lawyer who has aided union organizing, bargaining and
strike activity since the mid-70's.

Member of boilermaker local 29 (speaking in a personal capacity), Weymouth
resident and member of Socialist Alternative.

boston at socialistalternative.org <boston at socialistalternative.%20org>

*Free Child Care Provided *
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