Today in Labor History – March 30th
Chicago stockyard workers won an 8-hour day. – 1918 30,000 unemployed people marched in New York City. At the time,
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Today in Labor History – March 29th
Ohio made it illegal for children under 18 and women to work more than 10 hours a day. – 1852
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Today in Labor History – March 28th
Emma Goldman was arrested for giving a lecture on contraceptives. Goldman believed that knowledge of and access to contraceptives was
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Today in Labor History – March 27th
Mother Jones was ordered to leave Colorado, where state authorities accused her of “stirring up” striking coal miners. – 1904
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Today in Labor History – March 26th
San Francisco brewery workers began a 9-month strike as local employers followed the union-busting lead of the National Brewer’s Association
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Today in Labor History – March 25th
Coxey’s Army (Common-Wealth Army) headed to Washington DC to demand economic reform. Coxey was a wealthy businessman and Populist who
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Today in Labor History – March 24th
Groundbreaking occurred on the first section of the New York City subway system, from City Hall to the Bronx. The
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Today in Labor History – March 23rd
101 Wobblies (members of the Industrial Workers of the World, IWW) went on trial in Chicago for opposing World War
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Today in Labor History – March 22nd
Samuel Clemens, aka Mark Twain, gave a speech entitled, Knights of Labor: The New Dynasty. In the speech, he commended the
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Today in Labor History – March 21st
Women’s rights advocate and labor activist Alice Henry was born in Melbourne, Australia. Henry came to the U.S. in 1905
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