From The Vault
May 17, 2023: Labour Teach-In
Pacifica Network programming continues with a special edition of From the Vault this week, we share Pacifica Radio Archives’ contribution to the Pacifica Labor Teach-in national broadcast. The Pacifica Labor Teach-in was intended to stimulate dialogue on important labor issues such as unions and membership, working conditions and employee rights, and wage disparity between the rich and the working class. Using a mix of historic recordings from Pacifica Radio’s broadcast legacy, this episode of From the Vault brings a historical context into the labor discussion.
We’ll hear selections from Pacifica documentaries about the 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Company Fire and the 1934 San Francisco Waterfront Strike, seminal events in labor history. We’ll also explore how May Day celebrations manifest themselves in different ways here at home and around the world — as author and activist Sabina Virgo weaves together the evolution of May Day to include the fight for peace, equality, and justice.