Labor History

Labor Quote of the Day: Eddie Cantor
“If you stand together, you cannot lose. Actors cannot be beaten except by actors. The Guild is for you, and you must be for the Guild. Stand together.” 

Actor and comedian Eddie Cantor was president of the Screen Actors Guild from 1933 to 1935.  

July 13
Southern Tenant Farmers’ Union organized in Tyronza, Ark. – 1934

Detroit newspaper workers begin 19-month strike against Gannett, Knight-Ridder. The strike was to become a lockout, which lasted four years more – 1995

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