History of the Working Class

labor history november 18
Today in Labor History – November 18th
American Airlines on Strike Seattle printers refused to print anti-labor ad in newspaper. – 1919 Workers at the General Motors
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Labor History November 17
Today in Labor History – November 17th
Martin Irons The General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen was founded on this date in 1785 in a tavern in
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labor history November 16
Today in Labor History – November 16th
The Ravensdale Coal Mine The Ravensdale coal mine explosion killed 31 workers in Washington state. The mine was well known
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Labor History November 15
Today in Labor History – November 15th
John L Lewis The Federation of Organized Trades and Labor Unions of the United States and Canada was founded in
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Labor History November 14
Today in Labor History – November 14th
Joe McCarthy The National Women’s Trade Union League was formed in Boston. It was organized as a coalition of working-class women,
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labor history November 13
Today in Labor History – November 13th
Karen Silkwood Over 20,000 workers participated in the funeral march for the Haymarket anarchists framed for throwing the Haymarket bomb.
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labor history November 12
Today In Labor History – November 12th
Ellis Island On this day in 1954, Ellis Island closed as an immigration entry point. After 1924 the famous island
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Today in Labor History – November 11th
Nat Turner American slave rebellion leader Nat Turner was hanged in Jerusalem, Virginia. Three months prior, Turner had led a
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labor history November 10
Today in Labor History – November 10th
The Edmund Fitzgerald Chicago Haymarket martyr Louis Lingg, 22, “cheated” the state the day before his scheduled execution by committing
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labor history November 9th
Today in Labor History – November 9th
1872 Boston Fire Thirty people, including at least nine firefighters, were killed in Boston’s worst fire.  It started at 7:20
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