Documenting Labor Throughout History
Cesar Chavez: American Civil Rights Activist - Fast Facts | History
In 1968, Cesar Chavez led a boycott that resulted in a collective bargaining agreement guaranteeing field workers the right to unionize. Learn more about how Chavez grew from migrant farm worker to civil rights champion in this video. #Biography Subscribe for more from HISTORY: http://histv.co/SubscribeHistoryYT Check out exclusive HISTORY content: Website - http://www.history.com?cmpid=Social_YouTube_HistHome Twitter - https://twitter.com/history Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/History Bio Shorts Season 1 Episode 1 Biography features in-depth profiles of the exceptional people whose lives and times stir our imagination. An Emmy award-winning documentary series, Biography thrives on rich details, fascinating portraits and historical accuracy, seasoned with insider insights and observations. HISTORY®, now reaching more than 98 million homes, is the leading destination for award-winning original series and specials that connect viewers with history in an informative, immersive, and entertaining manner across all platforms. The network’s all-original programming slate features a roster of hit series, epic miniseries, and scripted event programming. Visit us at HISTORY.com for more info.
A. Philip Randolph - Civil Rights Pioneer | Biography
Labor leader and social activist A. Philip Randolph was born on April 15, 1889 in Crescent City, Florida. During World War I, Randolph tried to unionize African-American shipyard workers and elevator operators, and co-launched a magazine designed to encourage demand for higher wages. He later founded the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, which by 1937 would become the first official African-American labor union. In the 1940s, Randolph's abilities as an organizer had grown to such lengths that he became the driving force in ending racial discrimination in government defense factories and desegregating the armed forces, both done via presidential decree. Becoming involved in additional civil rights work, he was a principal organizer of the 1963 March on Washington. Randolph died in New York City in 1979. #Biography Subscribe for more Biography: http://aetv.us/2AsWMPH Delve deeper into Biography on our site: http://www.biography.com Follow Biography for more surprising stories from fascinating lives: Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Biography Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/biography Twitter - https://twitter.com/biography Biography.com captures the most gripping, surprising, and fascinating stories about famous people: The biggest break. The defining opportunity. The most shattering failure. The unexpected connection. The decision that changed everything. With over 7,000 biographies and daily features that highlight newsworthy and compelling points-of-view, we are the digital source for true stories about people that matter. A. Philip Randolph - Civil Rights Pioneer | Biography https://www.youtube.com/user/BiographyChannel
Union Women Union Power: From the Shopfloor to the Streets
The film was produced by the Coalition of Labor Union Women in Philadelphia and highlights 5 rank and file union women from difference sectors across Philadelphia introducing us to their lives and their recent fights for democracy in the workplace. The film was a product of an effort to encourage intergenerational dialogue in the labor movement in our CLUW chapter and across our city. Members of the Young Women's Committee conducted the interviews and aimed to use the final product as a tool to introduce particularly younger women to the labor movement with women as role models. The funding for this film was provided by the Berger Marks Foundation FEATURING: Patty Eakin: President, Pennsylvania Association of Staff Nurses and Allied Professionals; Corean Halloway: UNITE HERE Hotel and Foodservice Workers Local 274; Gwen Ivey: President, American Postal Workers Union Philadelphia Local; Evette Jones: Staff Representative & Community Engagement Coordinator, Philadelphia Federation of Teachers, AFT Local 3; Margarita Padin: Carpenter Local Union 8 PRODUCERS AND PROJECT DIRECTORS: Dina Yarmus, UNITE HERE Hotel and Foodservice Workers Local 274 Sandra Jeong-In Lane, Health Professionals and Allied Employees, AFT DIRECTOR: Christian Filippone; CINEMATOGRAPHY: Michael Toland MUSIC BY: Patrick Lamborn
COMMON PATH - The legacy between the labor and civil rights movement
AT IMPORTANT MOMENTS IN OUR HISTORY, THE LABOR MOVEMENT AND THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT HAVE QUITE LITERALLY WALKED A COMMON PATH. AS A UNION, THE UAW, LEAD BY WALTER REUTHER, EMBRACED AND STRONGLY SUPPORTED THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT INCLUDING THE MONTGOMERY BUS BOYCOTT IN 1955 AND MARCHED ALONGSIDE REV. DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR AS HE SOUGHT TO MAKE AMERICA A MORE JUST NATION. IN 1963, THE UAW GAVE DR. KING OFFICE SPACE AT ITS HEADQUARTERS AT SOLIDARITY HOUSE IN DETROIT WHERE THE NOBEL PRIZE WINNER PENNED HIS "I HAVE A DREAM" SPEECH THAT WAS FIRST SPOKEN DURING DETROIT'S WALK TO FREEDOM MARCH. THE UAW PROVIDED FINANCIAL SUPPORT AND REUTHER STOOD BESIDE KING AGAIN TWO MONTHS LATER WHEN THE SPEECH MADE HISTORY IN WASHINGTON D.C. IT REMAINS FIRMLY ETCHED INTO OUR COLLECTIVE SOCIAL CONSCIOUSNESS A HALF CENTURY LATER. THE REASON WE SHARE SO MUCH HISTORY -- THE REASON WE HAVE, SO OFTEN, LITERALLY WALKED A COMMON PATH -- IS THAT WE SHARE A COMMON VISION. IT'S A VISION THAT'S GROUNDED IN THE DEMOCRATIC PRINCIPLES ON WHICH OUR COUNTRY WAS FOUNDED, BUT THAT ALSO RECOGNIZES THAT OUR DEMOCRACY ISN'T PERFECT. THE GREAT TASK OF AMERICAN HISTORY IS TO EXTEND DEMOCRACY'S PROMISE TO EXCLUDED GROUPS -- TO NON-PROPERTY OWNERS, TO WOMEN, TO AFRICAN-AMERICANS, TO IMMIGRANTS. THE UAW HAS MADE CIVIL RIGHTS A LABOR ISSUE, AND TODAY, THE EROSIONS OF UNIONS IS A CIVIL RIGHTS ISSUE. TODAY, WE ARE WORKING AGGRESSIVELY WITH THE NAACP AND OTHER ALLIES TO REPEAL VOTER SUPPRESSION LAWS AND ANTI-IMMIGRANT LAWS! THE UAW HAS BEEN A LEADER IN PAY EQUITY MEASURES LIKE THE LEDBETTER FAIR PAY ACT! WE CONTINUE IN THE STRUGGLE FOR SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC JUSTICE FOR ALL PEOPLE... BECAUSE IT IS THE RIGHT THING TO DO! IN THE SPIRIT OF MARTIN LUTHER KING, MAHATMA GHANDI AND CESAR CHAVEZ, THE UAW IS JOINING FORCES WITH OTHERS WHO SHARE OUR VALUES IN THE STRUGGLE TO REBUILD A FAIR AMERICA FOR ALL. WE WILL NOT ACCEPT WORKERS BEING TOLD THAT WE CANNOT HAVE DECENT WAGES AND PENSIONS! WE WILL NOT ACCEPT UNCONSCIONABLE CUTS IN FUNDING FOR K-12! WE WILL NOT ACCEPT ONE IN FOUR AMERICAN CHILDREN LIVING IN POVERTY AND HUNGER! WE WILL NOT ACCEPT HOME FORECLOSURES ON HARD WORKING AMERICANS WHO ARE OUT OF WORK OR UNDERPAID! WE WILL NOT ACCEPT WORKERS BEING STRIPPED OF THEIR COLLECTIVE BARGAINING RIGHTS! WE MUST FIGHT AGAINST INJUSTICE BECAUSE WHAT'S AT STAKE IS THE RIGHT OF ALL WORKING MEN AND WOMEN TO DIGNITY AND FAIR TREATMENT ON THE JOB. WHAT'S AT STAKE IS OUR ABILITY TO PROVIDE ALL OUR CHILDREN WITH A BETTER LIFE. WHAT'S AT STAKE IS OUR CONTINUING STRUGGLE TO OVERCOME THE LEGACY OF RACISM AND DISCRIMINATION. WHAT'S AT STAKE IS THE SOUL OF OUR DEMOCRACY. IN THIS NEW CENTURY, OUR TWO MOVEMENTS, LABOR AND CIVIL RIGHTS, WILL RISE AND FALL TOGETHER. WE MUST CONTINUE TO WALK A COMMON PATH.
The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire | History
A chronicle of a tragic fire that occurred at New York City's Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in 1911. Subscribe for more HISTORY: http://histv.co/SubscribeHistoryYT Newsletter: https://www.history.com/newsletter Website - http://www.history.com /posts Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/History Twitter - https://twitter.com/history HISTORY Topical Video Season 1 Episode 1 Whether you're looking for more on American Revolution battles, WWII generals, architectural wonders, secrets of the ancient world, U.S. presidents, Civil War leaders, famous explorers or the stories behind your favorite holidays. HISTORY®, now reaching more than 98 million homes, is the leading destination for award-winning original series and specials that connect viewers with history in an informative, immersive, and entertaining manner across all platforms. The network’s all-original programming slate features a roster of hit series, epic miniseries, and scripted event programming. Visit us at HISTORY.com for more info.
Looking at Nat Turner's Legacy | Explorer
Though he was sentenced to death, Nat Turner's resistance to slavery remains relevant to this day. ➡ Subscribe: http://bit.ly/NatGeoSubscribe ➡ Watch all clips of Explorer here: http://bit.ly/WatchExplorer ➡ Get More Explorer: https://on.natgeo.com/2kjK3ZO About Explorer: Explorer, the longest-running documentary series in cable television history, honored with nearly 60 Emmys and hundreds of other awards, continues as a series of major specials on the National Geographic Channel. In the course of more than two thousand films, Explorer has taken viewers to more than 120 countries, opening a window on hidden parts of the world, unlocking mysteries both ancient and modern, and investigating stories of science, nature, and culture. Get More National Geographic: Official Site: http://bit.ly/NatGeoOfficialSite Facebook: http://bit.ly/FBNatGeo Twitter: http://bit.ly/NatGeoTwitter Instagram: http://bit.ly/NatGeoInsta About National Geographic National Geographic is the world's premium destination for science, exploration, and adventure. Through their world-class scientists, photographers, journalists, and filmmakers, Nat Geo gets you closer to the stories that matter and past the edge of what's possible. Looking at Nat Turner's Legacy | Explorer https://youtu.be/ZrRBGGVTM38 National Geographic https://www.youtube.com/natgeo
Mary Hooks, "How the PIC Hits Queer and Trans Communities"
Mary Hooks, Co-Director of Southerners on New Ground (SONG) Critical Resistance presents “Breaking Down the Prison Industrial Complex,” a series of videos as part of our Profiles in Abolition initiative. The videos in the series explore the current state of the prison industrial complex (PIC) and how people are fighting back to resist and abolish it. As always, we feature abolition as a strategy to dismantle systems of harm and punishment in favor of systems that increase health, stability, and self-determination. Learn more: www.criticalresistance.org/VideoProject Your donations and generosity make this project possible. Donate today: https://criticalresistance.networkforgood.com/projects/42158-critical-resistance-year-end-fundraiser
Snapshots of Labor Action
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