Tag Archives: Labor

1906: The Union Butcher Shop

The Union Butcher Shop. A non-union man entered a butcher’s shop in which was conspicuously displayed the card of the meat cutter’s union. The following dialogue ensued: Mr. Non-Union—I see by that card you run a union shop. Butcher—Yes, sir; … Continue reading

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1876: Versions

Gustave Caillebotte: The Floor Scrapers (1875)   Gustave Caillebotte: The Floor Scrapers (1876)

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1961: Schizoanalysis

“The salvation of our world lies in the hands of the maladjusted.” MLK speaks at the 1961 Transportation Workers Union convention: There are certain words in every academic discipline which soon become stereotypes and clichés. Every [academic] discipline has its … Continue reading

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1936: The Red Flag

Charlie Chaplin: Modern Times (1936)

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1880: Dredging

John Twachtman: Dredging in the East River (c. 1880)

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1913: Christmas Massacre

In July, 1913 there were about 15,000 miners working for the Calumet and Hecla Mining Company in several mines in Michigan’s northern peninsula—about 9,000 of them were members of the Western Federation of Miners. When the union demanded recognition, management … Continue reading

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1908: Work or Riot

On October 15, 1908, an Irish clerk and ex-soldier named Wallace Brandford Collins ordered a throng of unemployed men and women in Hyde Park to riot at the British Museum. Collins was described as a man of powerful physique who … Continue reading

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