Today in Labor History – June 24th

Agnes Nestor

Agnes Nestor

Birth of Albert Parsons, Haymarket martyr – 1848

Birth of Agnes Nestor, president of the International Glove Workers Union and longtime leader of the Chicago Women’s Trade Union League. She began work in a glove factory at age 14 – 1880

Troops arrested 22 workers in Telluride, Colorado, accused them of being strike leaders and deported them out of the Telluride district. This was a repeat of events in March, in which 60 union miners were deported – 1904

17 workers are killed as methane explodes in a water tunnel under construction in Sylmar, Calif. – 1971


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