Tag Archives: labor strikes

Hartmann> Massive strike shuts down UK – Winter of Discontent?

Ari Berman, The Nation Magazine, joins Thom Hartmann. Massive labor strikes rocked the U.K. today – as public workers took to the streets to protest ongoing austerity measures. Last year – the Conservative government passed a slew of austerity measures – laying off public workers – cutting back on pensions – and ending social welfare […]

Video: Howard Zinn, on people’s labor history

http://www.pbs.org/historydetectives One of the many wise and knowledgeable people who have lead the HISTORY DETECTIVES through its investigations over the years was Dr. Howard Zinn. Dr. Zinn passed away this January. In his memory, we’d like to share this extended interview where he tells the rending story of the Bread and Roses strike in Lawrence, Massachusetts. […]