Hartford Labor Activists and Organizers
who Made a Difference
Presented by Steven Thornton
December 5, 2018 at 12:15 p.m. at the Mandell JCC
Co-Sponsored by the JHSGH and the JCC Senior Adults
Steve Thornton is a longtime activist and historian. He is a retired organizer with the largest healthcare workers’ union in Connecticut as well as with the Greater Hartford Labor Council. He is the author of A Shoeleather History of the Wobblies: Stories of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) in Connecticut (Red Sun Press, 2013) and Wicked Hartford (The History Press, 2017). He maintains the website The Shoeleather History Project , which documents and explores progressive organizing from Hartford’s grassroots.