Today in Labor History – February 21st
Oregon passed the first legislation in the country to officially recognize the “workingman’s holiday” Labor Day. By 1894, 30 other
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Today in Labor History – February 20th
Responding to a 15 percent wage cut, women textile workers in Lowell, Massachusetts organized a “turn-out” (a strike), in protest.
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Today in Labor History – February 19th
The American Federation of Labor issued a charter to its new Railroad Employees Department. – 1909 A few weeks after
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Today in Labor History – February 18th
One of the first American labor newspapers, The Man, was published in New York City. It cost one cent and
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Today in Labor History – February 17th
“Big Bill” Haywood and two others were arrested (kidnapped) for the murder of former Idaho Governor Frank Steunenberg. Clarence Darrow
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Today in Labor History – February 16th
Leonora O’Reilly was born in New York. The daughter of Irish immigrants, she began working in a factory at age
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Today in Labor History – February 15th
Susan B. Anthony, suffragist, abolitionist, labor activist, was born in Adams, Massachusetts. – 1820 “The Uprising of the Twenty Thousand”,
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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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