Today in Labor History – May 24th
After 14 years of construction and the deaths of 27 workers, the Brooklyn Bridge over New York’s East River opened.Read more.
Today in Labor History – May 23rd
The first American nursery school was established in New York City as a way to “relieve parents of the laboringRead more.
Today in Labor History – May 22nd
Eugene Debs was thrown in prison for his role in the Pullman Railway Strike (also known as the “Debs Rebellion”).Read more.
Today in Labor History – May 21st
Italian activists and anarchists Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti, widely believed to have been framed for murder, went on trialRead more.
Today in Labor History – May 20th
The first American public school was established in Dorchester, Massachusetts. – 1639 The Railway Labor Act was enacted in theRead more.
Today in Labor History – May 19th
An explosion in Coal Creek, Tennessee killed 184 miners. – 1902 Ten people were killed when coal company officials inRead more.
Today in Labor History – May 18th
In what may have been baseball’s first labor strike, the Detroit Tigers refuse to play after team leader Ty CobbRead more.
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Today in Labor History – May 17th
The first women’s anti-slavery conference was held on this date in Philadelphia. – 1838 Tom Mooney‘s scheduled date of executionRead more.
Today in Labor History – May 16th
1,600 woodworkers in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, went on strike at seven sash and door manufacturers for better pay and union recognition.Read more.