In August 1963 Teamster magazine received a letter from James A. Watson, Secretary-Treasurer of Teamsters Local 402, Muscle Shoals, Alabama, asking that the following item be printed in the magazine: “Brother Earl Green, a member of Chauffeurs and Sales Drivers Local Union No. 402, is the writer of the song ‘Six Days on the Road’ that is making the charts today. Brother Green has also written the answer to ‘Six Days on the Road’ which will be published at a later date.”
The Teamsters Labor History Research Center hosted a panel discussion on The Future of Occupy DC on March 7, 2012. Panelists included three people who had camped at MacPherson Square, one of the two Occupy sites in Washington DC. Other panelists were an activist labor lawyer and a labor movement activist. Moderators were GW Professor Rachel Riedner and GW student Beck Levy.
The Thomas E. Flynn Papers are now open and available for research within the Teamsters Labor History Research Center.
Thomas E. Flynn served as General Secretary-Treasurer of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters from March 1969 until his death in March 1972. A lifelong union member, born in 1906 in Chicago, IL, Flynn was involved in and instrumental to numerous labor agreements, union organizations, executive positions, and roles of leadership.
The DC Working Class History Seminar met at the Teamsters Labor History Research Center on Saturday, February 11, 2012. The Seminar is a group of greater DC area labor, immigrant and social historians who meet every other month to discuss draft journal articles or book chapters. Generally two papers are reviewed by seminar participants who offer suggestions to the authors on how to improve their pieces. On February 11 topics included female clerical workers in the 1970s and 1980s and labor anti-communism in Hollywood in the 1940s and 1950s.