Today in Labor History – March 13th
Civil rights activist and suffragist Susan B. Anthony died at the age of 86. “Join the union, girls, and together
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Today in Labor History – March 12th
Greedy industrialist turned benevolent philanthropist Andrew Carnegie pledged $5.2 million for the construction of 65 branch libraries in New York
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Today in Labor History – March 11th
Fabled railroad engineer John Luther “Casey” Jones was born on this date in southeast Missouri. A member of the Railroad
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Today in Labor History – March 10th
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Debs v. United States, affirming the labor leader’s conviction under the Espionage Act of
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Today in Labor History – March 9th
The U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling that freed the remaining 35 survivors of the Amistad mutiny. In 1839, Joseph
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Today in Labor History – March 8th
15,000 women workers in the needle trades took to the streets of New York City on the 51st anniversary of
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Today in Labor History – March 7th
6,000 shoemakers, joined by about 20,000 other workers, struck in Lynn, Massachusetts. They won raises, but not recognition of their
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Today in Labor History – March 6th
The Dred Scott decision by the U.S. Supreme Court opened up federal territories to slavery and denied citizenship to blacks.
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Today in Labor History – March 5th
British soldiers, quartered in the homes of colonists, took the jobs of working people when jobs were scarce. On this
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Today in Labor History – March 4th
In his inaugural address, President Thomas Jefferson declared: “Take not from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned.”
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