Today in Labor History – April 9th
The United States Supreme Court ruled in Bunting v. Oregon, upholding Oregon’s 1913 state law that prescribed a ten-hour workday
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Today in Labor History – April 8th
The 13th amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified, banning chattel slavery, but allowing a continuation of wage slavery and
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Today in Labor History – April 7th
Prohibition ended, allowing unions to once again freely organize workers in the bars and workers to once again drink freely.
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Today in Labor History – April 6th
Just north of Wall Street, New York City saw its first slave revolt in response to the execution of twenty-one
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Today in Labor History – April 5th
The longest strike in U.S. history began as workers at the Kohler Company in Sheboygen, Wisconsin went out on strike
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Today in Labor History – April 4th
The first issue of The Labor Review, a “weekly magazine for organized workers”, was published in Minneapolis. Edna George, a
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Today in Labor History – April 3rd
Pietro Botto, the socialist mayor of Haledon, New Jersey invited the Paterson silk mill strikers to assemble in front of
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Today in Labor History – April 2nd
Bread riots occurred in Richmond, Virginia due to a drought the previous year  combined with a blockade by the Union
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Today in Labor History – April 1st
On this day, many believe that Cincinnati became the first U.S. city to pay firefighters a regular salary. Others say
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Today in Labor History – March 31st
U.S. President Martin Van Buren issued an Executive Order, “finding that different rules prevail at different places as well in
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