Today in Labor History – February 5th
The first daily labor newspaper, the N.Y. Daily Sentinel, began publication. – 1830 The movie Modern Times premiered. The tale
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Today in Labor History – February 4th
The Ohio legislature authorized construction of the 249-mile Miami and Erie Canal to connect Toledo to Cincinnati. Local historians said
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Today in Labor History – February 3rd
The US Supreme Court ruled the United Hatters Union violated the Sherman Antitrust Act by organizing a nationwide boycott of
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Today in Labor History – February 2nd
Three hundred newsboys organized to protest a cut in pay by the Minneapolis Tribune – 1917 U.S. citizens of Mexican
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Today in Labor History – February 1st
The Collar Laundry Union formed in Troy, New York. Led by Kate Mullaney, a National Labor Union activist, the union
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Today in Labor History – January 31st
12,000 pecan shellers in San Antonio, Texas, walked off their jobs at 400 factories in what would become a three-month
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Today in Labor History – January 30th
Organizer Saul Alinsky was born on this date in Chicago, Illinois. – 1909 The Paris Peace Conference established the Commission
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Today in Labor History – January 29th
Chesapeake and Ohio Canal workers rioted on this date, prompting President Jackson to send in troops. This was the first
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Today in Labor History – January 28th
The first national coal miners’ union, the American Miners’ Association, was formed. – 1861 The first U.S. unemployment compensation law
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Today in Labor History – January 27th
New York City maids organized to improve working conditions. – 1734 A mine explosion in Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania Left more
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