Labor History Workshop: Fred Thompson

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.

 

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