History of the Working Class

Great fire of 1910
Today in Labor History – August 20th
Great Fire of 1910 The short-lived National Labor Union (U.S.) was formed on this date and called for the 8-hour
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Today in Labor History – August 19th
  The first edition of the IWW Little Red Songbook was published. Since the founding of the Industrial Workers of the
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Today in Labor History – August 18th
Radio station WEVD, named for Eugene V. Debs, went on the air in New York City.  It was a talk
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Today in Labor History – August 17th
Women strikers broke through police lines and demolished a New York garment factory that tried to open in defiance of
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Today in Labor History – August 16th
William George Meany was born on this date. Meany was a labor leader for 57 years. He was the key
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Today in Labor History – August 15th
The Panama Canal opened after 33 years of construction and an estimated 22,000 worker deaths, mostly caused by malaria and
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Buy Union – Back to School
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Today in Labor History – August 14th
Squatters’ riots occurred in California on this day. 500 militiamen were sent to Sacramento to quell the uprising and martial
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Today in Labor History – August 13th
Striking miners at Tracy City, Tennessee, captured their mines and freed 300 state convict strikebreakers. The convicts had been “leased”
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Today in Labor History – August 12th
The national Brotherhood of Carpenters & Joiners was founded in Chicago in a gathering of 36 carpenters from 11 cities.
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