Labor Defender magazine cover
This cover of the September 1929 Labor Defender shows Gastonia Mill workers who were imprisoned for striking. On April 4, 1929, the National Guard was called out to end strikes at the Loray Mill in Gastonia, NC.
Bill Moyers -- Is Labor a Lost Cause?
With a sharp decline in union membership, a legion of new enemies, and legal and legislative setbacks, can unions rebound and once again act strongly in the interest of ordinary workers? Moyers talks to two people who can best answer the question: Stephen Lerner, the architect of the Justice for Janitors movement; and Bill Fletcher Jr., who served as assistant to the president of the AFL-CIO.