Work & Unions in Sheboygan in the 20th Century
The Sheboygan area has a rich history of work and workplace organizing. Over the 20th Century, workers in the area were at the center of some of the nation’s most prominent economic and political conflicts.
Using the case study of United Auto Workers Local 833 and the Kohler plant, labor historian Jon Shelton will chronicle the trajectory of labor politics in the U.S. over the course of the 1900s.
Co-sponsored by the Sheboygan County Historical Society and Mead Public Library as part of The Way We Worked, a Smithsonian Traveling Exhibit on display at the Sheboygan County History Museum July 17-Oct. 9. Masks are required for this program.
— Photo: Union workers are shown on the first day of their 1954 strike against the Kohler Co. | Courtesy of the Sheboygan Press