Labor Beat

Selected Vintage Labor Beat Videos

From our video cellar -- we’ve dusted off these 9 shows from recent Chicago labor history. What were fighting for 4-7 years ago? Has anything changed? Have we learned anything?

These mp4 files were uploaded before our HD era, and then disappeared when Google videos recycled old uploads. We’ve now stored them on our own web site so you can see them again. Note: it’s best to watch them on the smaller screen.



Railroad Workers United

To counter the divisive race to the bottom caused by cross-union fighting in the industry, rank-and-file rail workers of every craft held in 2008 a founding convention of Railroad Workers United. On Sept. 19, 2015 RWU is holding a Chicago conference on railroad safety.