Wednesday, November 6 at 12:30pm
N-012 (near the downstairs Commons)
The Humanities Learning Center Brown Bag Speaker Series Presents "The Power to Protect Themselves: Michigan Workers' Attempts for Protective Labor Legislation." Bring your lunch and join us for a presentation and discussion with Dr. Amy French, specialist in Michigan labor history.
During the Industrial Revolution, labor and capital battled over work conditions. Poor wages, legislative restrictions against unions, six-day work weeks, 14 hour days, unsafe working conditions, and infrequent pay stripped workers of control over many elements of their lives. Join us to learn how these laborers used the legal system to fight against a powerful industrial machine for basic rights and better lives for average Americans.
This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Delta College Humanities Learning Center at 989-686-9005.