Today in Labor History – September 21st

Militia sent to Leadville, Colo., to break miners’ strike – 1896

mother-jonesMother Jones leads a march of miners’ children through the streets of Charleston, W. Va. – 1912

National Football League Players Association members begin what is to become a 57-day strike, their first regular-season walkout ever – 1982

Members of five unions at the Frontier Hotel-Casino in Las Vegas begin what was to become the longest successful hotel strike in U.S. history. All 550 workers honored the picket line for the entirety of the 6-year, 4-month, 10-day fight against management’s insistence on cutting wages and eliminating pensions – 1991

Click on Links for more information

Mother Jones: The Most Dangerous Woman in America

Price: $24.73

4.0 out of 5 stars (22 customer reviews)

69 used & new available from $4.00

Autobiography of Mother Jones

Price: $9.95

4.3 out of 5 stars (29 customer reviews)

49 used & new available from $2.85

Mother Jones: Labor Leader (Graphic Biographies)

Price: $8.10

3.5 out of 5 stars (5 customer reviews)

34 used & new available from $4.00

Leave a Reply