Lunch and Learn: Working in McLean County presented by Mike Matejka | WGLT
  • October 12
  • McLean Country Museum of History, Bloomington
  • October 12, 2017
  • Category: Community Events

Event Details

  • October 12, 2017
  • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  • Free

Venue

Event Description

Lunch and Learn: Working in McLean County presented by Mike Matejka Thu Oct 12 12:10:00 2017 McLean County changed dramatically when the railroad arrived in the 1850s, particularly as small businesses grew larger. The 19th and early 20th century saw real contests as the economic system changed and workers spoke up for their rights. Mike Matejka, Governmental Affairs Director, Great Plains Laborers’ District Council and editor of Grand Prairie Union News, will discuss how this contest played out in Bloomington-Normal and how working people organized to improve their conditions. Exhibit-related Program, Lunch & Learn

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