Bootlegged Aliens; UPPER CASE WOMAN
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Almost a hundred years ago, the United States was focused on undocumented immigrants coming across the border. Except it was the Canadian border and these illegal immigrants were from Europe. Dr. Ashley Johnson Bavery explores Bootlegged Aliens in our excerpt from the Tales from the Reuther podcast. I want to see my name and upper case letters. No little alphabet will do. Cause though I'm a secretary, I'm an uppercase person too…Confidential Administrative Assistant Janine Hightower performs UPPER CASE WOMAN, introduced by Coalition of Labor Union Women president Elise Bryant. The movie "Salt of the Earth" opened on this date in 1954. It’s now recognized as one of the greatest American movies ever made but at the time it was banned across the country. Find out how this drama about a strike led by Mexican-American and Anglo zinc miners in New Mexico became one of the first movies to advance the feminist social and political point of view. And, on today’s Labor History in 2: The day British socialist illustrator Walter Crane died…

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Labor History Today is produced by the Metro Washington Council’s Union City Radio and the Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor at Georgetown University. We're a proud founding member of the Labor Radio Podcast Network, more than 100 shows focusing on working people’s issues and concerns. #LaborRadioPod

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