Textile mill worker in the Dallas Cotton Mills Credit: Boston Public Library / Flickr Creative Commons
There's been growing fear about losing jobs to automation and cheap labor. The economy has changed quickly – which can leave workers with a feeling of powerlessness.
But what if workers in professions that were becoming obsolete refused to give up? And fought for the jobs that had supported their families.
Listen to the whole story, above, to hear a tale of workers striking back - in an era long before silicon chips and self-driving cars.