“Learn Yourself” with Conor Casey, Labor Archivist for the Labor Archives of Washington, Ellie Belew, author, and Megan Cornish, retiree from Seattle City Light, Part 1
Feb 26, 2019

Interview by Mike Dumovich:  Conor, Ellie, and Megan examine Seattle City Light’s Electrical Trades Program and how the first trade’s women were treated as well as the effects of affirmative action and other organizations of the 1970’s.

For more information about the book launch of ‘High Voltage Women’ by Ellie Belew on March 9, other events, and history, go to https://www.solidaritycentennial.com/ or www.laborarchives.org or http://www.redletterpress.org/highvoltagewomen.html.

We Do The Work Comment: Different techniques of voting suppression was huge during the 2018 elections.

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A weekly local worker radio program that features news, interviews, music, and comments, We Do The Work believes American workers are at the heart of our economy and culture, deserving dignity, respect, and a decent family wage. To hear our other shows, go to We Do The Work Archives. To see older shows, scroll to the very bottom of the page and click on the numbers.

The show is hosted by Ken Winkes, retired school administrator and teacher and Lori Province, retired Washington State Labor Council Field Mobilization Director. Also, hosting are Gary Kanter and Mike Dumovich. Gary is a gifted song writer, singer, humorist, and an irritant to the establishment. Mike is a retired CEO, blues player, singer, and labor historian. Also, we have Mark Lowry, retired president of the Northwest Washington Central Labor Council. The program is produced by Janet McKinney, a retired member of Operating Engineers Local 302.

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