Thursday 1 March 2018

Episode 29: Ford Workers Strike with Eoin O'Cearnaigh

This month's episode, I am joined by labour historian Eoin O'Cearnaigh to discuss music as it amplified and reflected auto workers struggles in the US, UK, and Europe throughout the twentieth century. Our discussion is occasioned by Eoin's procurement of a rare record produced to support striking Ford workers in Britain.

Eoin O'Cearnaigh is currently completing a PhD in the History Department at Goldsmiths University of London. His research examines the politics of work through an historical study of industrial unrest at the Ford Motor Company Limited in Britain. He also recently completed a residency at MayDay Rooms in London, where he prepared an exhibition now on display of materials from across the archive's collections.

Johnny Strika,
Dick Gaughan, Handful of Earth
Heaven 17, Crushed by the Wheels of Industry
Patty Smith, Piss Factory
Einsturzende Neubaten, Armenia
Henry Cow, Industry
Joe Lee Carter, Please Mr. Foreman
Junior Murvin, Police and Thieves
XTC, Day In Day Out
Yximalloo, We Work 98 Hours For a Week #4
Test Dept., Beating the Retreat
Giorgio Moroder, Machines