Today in Labor History – February 14th
Abolitionist Frederick Douglass was born into slavery in Talbot County on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. The exact date of his birth
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Today in Labor History – February 13th
Boston Latin School was opened, the first public school in the United States.  – 1635 A flour Riot occurred in
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Today in Labor History – February 12th
Labor leader John L. Lewis was born in Cleveland, Iowa to Welsh immigrant parents. Lewis began working as a miner
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Today in Labor History – February 11th
500 Japanese and 200 Mexican laborers united to form the Japanese-Mexican Labor Association (JMLA) in order to fight the labor
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Today in Labor History – February 10th
The American Federation of Labor (AFL) founded the Building and Construction Trades Department as a way to overcome the jurisdictional
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Today in Labor History – February 9th
Novelist, journalist, and social activist George Lippard died on this day. Considered the first muckraking novel in the United States,
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Today in Labor History – February 8th
Mary Kenney O’Sullivan was born in Hannibal, Missouri. At age 28 she was appointed the first female general organizer for
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Today in Labor History – February 7th
Union miners in Cripple Creek, Colorado began what was to become a five-month strike. It started when mine owners cut
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Today in Labor History – February 6th
A strike by shirtwaist workers, primarily immigrant women and girls, in Philadelphia’s garment sweatshops ends. Despite mass arrests, intimidation, scabs,
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