History of the Working Class

Today in Labor History – July 25th
After striking for seven months, New York garment workers won the right to unionize and secured a closed shop (a
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Today in Labor History – July 24th
The United Auto Workers and the Teamsters formed the Alliance for Labor Action (ALA), later to be joined by several
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Today in Labor History – July 23rd
Northern Michigan copper miners struck for the 8 hour day, higher wages and union recognition. The strike continued until April
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Today in Labor History – July 22nd
A General Strike occurred in St. Louis, as part of the national Great Strike. The St. Louis strike is generally
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Today in Labor History – July 21st
30,000 Chicago workers rallied on Market Street during the Great Upheaval, a wave of strikes occurring throughout the country. Future
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Today in Labor History – July 20th
In the midst of the Great Strike, Maryland state militia fired on striking railroad workers in Baltimore, killing 50. –
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Today in Labor History – July 19th
The Women’s Rights Convention opened in Seneca Falls, New York.  Delegates adopted a Declaration of Women’s Rights and called for
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Today in Labor History – July 18th
The Brotherhood of Telegraphers began an unsuccessful three-week strike against the Western Union Telegraph Company. – 1883 35,000 Chicago stockyard
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Today in Labor History – July 17th
Today marked the beginning of Seattle’s Potlatch Riots in which soldiers and sailors brawled with members of the Industrial Workers
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Today in Labor History – July 16th
Carlo Tresca and other Industrial Workers of the World ( IWW) strike leaders were arrested on charges of inciting the
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