Joey L DeFrancesco is an organizer, artist and musician based in Providence, RI. He is a program developer and interpreter at the Slater Mill museum. He recently created the museum’s labor history program and curated the exhibit The Mother of All Strikes: The Textile Worker Turnout of 1824.

David Segalis the executive director of Demand Progress, and a visiting fellow at the Yale Information Society Project. He is a former Rhode Island state representative and a former member of the Providence City Council.

Labor History: The First Factory Strike
In 1824 in Pawtucket, R.I., women weavers led the mother of all strikes.
Joey L. DeFrancesco and David Segal