Prominent Irish labor figure, Mother Jones, to receive a Chicago-area statue in her honor

Women have made massive strides in the labor movement, including Mary Harris, an Irish immigrant better known today as Mother Jones.

Rosemary Feurer, a professor at Northern Illinois University and Project Director at the Mother Jones Museum, joined AWF Union Podcast to tell stories about Mother Jones, the achievements she made and how she is being honored in modern times. Continue reading

Mechanical Insulators LMCT Executive Director lists accomplishments of the labor movement

With the recent election of labor-friendly President-elect Joe Biden, the labor community has much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving.

Mechanical Insulators Labor Management Cooperative Trust (LMCT) Executive Director Pete Ielmini joined America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need for unions in the workplace and the accomplishments of the labor movement over the past 150 years. Continue reading