Wednesday, April 7, 2010
SueJ has the lyrics to this up over at Nailing Jello to the Wall, and that reminded me I'd seen this video someplace recently (and I am, of course, totally blanking on where).
One of the things that's been lost in teaching history in the US is just how incredibly violent American labor history is. Everything we enjoy today -- e.g., the idea of an 8 hour day, 5 day work week -- was bought with blood. If it had been left up to the employers, we'd all still be putting in 14 hour days and working for starvation wages.