History of the Working Class

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Labor History April 19th
Today in Labor History – April 19th
More than 6,000 furniture workers went on strike in Grand Rapids, Michigan, over hours, wages, working conditions, and the right
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Labor History April 18th
Today in Labor History – April 18th
Clarence Darrow was born. Darrow was the lawyer who defended Eugene V. Debs and the Wobblies, as well as John Scopes, the
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Labor History April 17th
Today in Labor History – April 17th
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a New York maximum hours law for bakery workers was unconstitutional under the Due
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The first batch of Union made and Union printed shirts are here. Due to the cost, there are only two
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Labor History April 16th
Today in Labor History – April 16th
Jacob Coxey was born on this date in Massillon, Ohio. Coxey, a populist businessman, proposed ending the 1893 depression by
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Labor History April 15th
Today in Labor History – April 15th
This date marks the birth of A. Philip Randolph, organizer and president of the African-American Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters.  According
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