History of the Working Class

Labor History February 24th
Today in Labor History – February 24th
Lawrence, Massachusetts Strike The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Muller v. Oregon to uphold the state’s restrictions on the working
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Labor History February 23rd
Today in Labor History – February 23rd
Woody Guthrie 19-year-old Irish immigrant Kate Mullany led members of the Collar Laundry Union, the first all-female union in the
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labor History February 22nd
Today in Labor History – February 22nd
Albert Shanker 3,000 union shoemakers on strike in Lynn, Massachusetts met to form committees and appoint guards to prevent violence
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Labor History February 21st
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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Labor History February 20th
Today in Labor History – February 20th
Frederick Douglass Responding to a 15 percent wage cut, women textile workers in Lowell, Massachusetts organized a “turn-out” (a strike),
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Labor History February 19th
Today in Labor History – February 19th
Pittston Strike The American Federation of Labor issued a charter to its new Railroad Employees Department. – 1909 A few
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Labor History February 18th
Today in Labor History – February 18th
Peter J. McGuire One of the first American labor newspapers, The Man, was published in New York City. It cost one
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Labor History February 17th
Today in Labor History – February 17th
Florence Kelley “Big Bill” Haywood and two others were arrested (kidnapped) for the murder of former Idaho Governor Frank Steunenberg.
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Labor History February 16th
Today in Labor History – February 16th
Madison Wisconsin Rallies Leonora O’Reilly was born in New York. The daughter of Irish immigrants, she began working in a
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Labor History February 15th
Today in Labor History – February 15th
The Uprising of the Twenty Thousand Susan B. Anthony, suffragist, abolitionist, labor activist, was born in Adams, Massachusetts. – 1820
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