History of the Working Class

labor history December 16
Today in Labor History – December 16th
Striking Willmar, Minnesota Bank Tellers The National Civic Federation was formed by business and labor leaders, most prominently AFL president
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labor history december 15
Today in Labor History – December 15th
Clinton Jencks on the picket line A protest by 500 women in Kansas that began earlier in the week, organized
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Labor History December 14
Today in Labor History – December 14th
Daniel DeLeon Daniel DeLeon was born on this date in Curacao, West Indies. DeLeon was one of the founding members
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labor history december 13
Today in Labor History – December 13th
Samuel Gompers memorial Samuel Gompers died at the age of 74. Gompers served as president of the American Federation of
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labor history december 12
Today in Labor History – December 12th
Women members of United Steelworkers of America (Local 1066) protested sex discrimination, in Gary, Indiana. – 1973 A U.S. immigration
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labor history december 11
Today in Labor History – December 11th
A small group of black farmers organized the Colored Farmers’ National Alliance and Cooperative Union in Houston County, Texas. They
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labor history december 10
Today in Labor History – December 10th
August Spies August Spies, anarchist labor organizer and Haymarket martyr was born on this date. Spies once said, “The day
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labor history december 9
Today in Labor History – December 9th
Knights of Labor The Knights of Labor was founded on this date in Philadelphia as a secret society open to
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labor history december 8
Today in Labor History – December 8th
Samuel Gompers 25 unions, representing 316,469 members, founded the American Federation of Labor (AFL) in Columbus, Ohio; Cigar Maker’s union leader Samuel
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Labor History December 7
Today in Labor History – December 7th
Heywood Broun Heywood Broun, journalist, and founder of the American Newspaper Guild (now The Newspaper Guild – Communications Workers of
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