An organizing workshop led by activist Staughton Lynd at Indiana University Northwest. This tape features Fred Thompson, labor organizer and IWW leader, addressing a group of (mostly) United Steel Workers union members about the future of unions and how to create positive change.
00:14 Audio slate: “Labor History Workshop: Fred Thompson.”
00:18Copy video clip URL A woman is completing a reading. The group stands up and sings “Solidarity Forever.”
02:01Copy video clip URL Fred Thompson begins the meeting and talks about the dangers facing unions today due to the delegation of administrative tasks to non-members.
05:36Copy video clip URL Tape cuts and Thompson is talking about methods of settling worker complaints.
07:00Copy video clip URL Another cut and Thompson is talking about instituting safety procedures.