The Militant 70s Labor Movement You Never Heard of with Lane Windham

Everyone agrees that the 1970s was the beginning of the end of capitalism as we had known it since the New Deal. But historian Lane Windham makes it clear that it wasn’t for a lack of worker struggle in her new book, Knocking on Labor’s Door: Union Organizing in the 1970s and the Roots of a New Economic Divide. In case studies of union fights in department stores, shipyards, offices and textile mills, Windham explains that women and workers of color seized the civil rights victories of the 1960s to fight for economic rights in the 70s. Thank you to Verso and University of California Press. Check out The Age of Jihad: Islamic State and the Great War for the Middle East by Patrick Cockburn and Gaza: An Inquest into Its Martyrdom by Norman Finkelstein Support this podcast with $ at patreon.com/TheDig

Topics: Labor Movement
Guests: Lane Windham