Description: In 1930, Depression-era Minnesota elected friendly radical and syndicalist Floyd B. Olson as Governor. In 1934, he was forced to declare martial law to protect communist Teamsters from Minneapolis police and business militias. Bill and Rachel discuss.
Description: In 1934, longshoremen along the entire US West coast emerged as a powerful force in organized labor, staging a general strike in San Francisco and unionizing every port on the coast. Kelley, Rachel, and Bill discuss.
Unlocked bonus episode: US history textbooks often mention that one of the most recognizable features of the Second Industrial Revolution was the rise of consumer canned food goods. Why is that and why didn’t it happen earlier? Bill and Rachel. Subscribe on Patreon.
Description: It’s October 2002. Congress is debating the Iraq War Resolution. George W. Bush invokes the Taft-Hartley Act for the first time in decades to halt a lockout of West Coast longshoremen in a contract dispute over future automation. Bill, Rachel, Kelley.
Description: The host of the “Age of Napoleon” podcast joins Bill to talk about fascinating Progressive Era reformer and US Attorney General Charles Joseph Bonaparte, the Baltimore-based grandson of Napoleon’s youngest brother. Subscribe to our Patreon.
Description: Rachel, Kelley, and Bill discuss the passage of the 1947 Taft-Hartley Act and its effects against US labor unions, as well as the potential role of white-collar workers in organized labor’s future.