Labor History in 2:00

January 17

January 17, 2022

Today in labor history, January 17, 1915, the most popular labor song in the United States was completed in Chicago.  Ralph Chaplin, an Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) activist, artist and writer was in town for a demonstration against hunger.  He finished writing “Solidarity Forever,” a song he had started working on the year before at a Miner’s strike in West Virginia.  

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