Audio Interview with Prof. Jim Green


“First Strike By a Public Employees Union”: From Radio Boston’s website: September 9, 1919 marked a major turning point in the American labor movement: the Boston Police went on strike. It was the first ever strike by a public employees union.  [In this Radio Boston broadcast, host Meghna Chakrabarti and Prof. Jim Green] visit two of the most important sites of the 1919 Police Strike: a pub in the South End and the old Armory on Arlington Street, downtown. This is a rebroadcast of a conversation originally aired back in 2011, amid the ongoing battle between Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and the state’s public employee unions. James Green, beloved professor of history and labor studies at University of Massachusetts Boston, passed away in June 2016, from complications of leukemia. He was 71.

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