History of the Working Class

labor history January 17th
Today in Labor History – January 17th
Pablo Manlapit Filipino labor organizer, lawyer, and migrant-rights activist Pablo Manlapit was born. He moved to Hawaii as a young
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labor history january 16th
Today in Labor History – January 16th
Leonard Woodcock The United States Civil Service Commission was established as the Pendleton Act went into effect. The Pendleton Act
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Labor History January 15th
Today in Labor History – January 15th
The Great Molasses Flood In Chicago for a demonstration against hunger, Wobbly Ralph Chaplin completed the writing of the labor
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Labor History January 14th
Today in Labor History – January 14th
A. Philip Randolph Eighty-five delegates from 41 locals held the third convention of the National Bricklayers Union in New York
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Labor History January 13th
Today in Labor History – January 13th
Tompkins Square Riot The original Tompkins Square Riot occurred on this date. Unemployed workers were demonstrating in New York’s Tompkins
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Labor History January 12th
Today in Labor History – January 12th
The SCAB Novelist Jack London was born on this day. His classic definition of a scab (someone who would cross
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Labor History January 11th
Today in Labor History – January 11th
The “Bread and Roses” textile strike The first American “Modern School”, based on ideas of Francisco Ferrer, was founded by
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Labor history January 10th
Today in Labor History – January 10th
Joe Hill The Pemberton Mill suddenly collapsed in Lawrence, Massachusetts, trapping 900 workers, mostly Irish women. The mill then caught fire,
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labor history january 9th
Today in Labor History – January 9th
Southern Tenant Farmers’ Union meeting A Mediation Commission appointed by President Woodrow Wilson found that “industry’s failure to deal with
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Labor History January 8th
Today in Labor History – January 8th
Mary Kenney O’Sullivan Mary Kenney O’Sullivan (1864-1943) was born on this date in Hannibal, Missouri. O’Sullivan was the first American Federation
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