Author Archives: Jim Barrett

Unemployed Movement of the Thirties

THROUGHOUT THE EARLY YEARS of the Depression, with private charity overwhelmed and the government continuing to follow a laissez faire course, the millions of unemployed were forced to rely on their own resources and selfactivity. Little government welfare existed before … Continue reading

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Labor’s Days Explained

SYMBOLIC “HOLIDAYS” Not usually considered a union-friendly society, the United States recently celebrated its 109th annual Labor Day. In recent years Labor Day is mostly a matter of picnics and barbecues, but it could be more. We had our own … Continue reading

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