Today in Labor History – August 30th

Labor History August 30th

Union delegates from New York, Boston, Philadelphia and other East Coast cities met in a convention to form the National Trades’ Union, which united craft unions to oppose “the most unequal and unjustifiable distribution of the wealth of society in the hands of a few individuals”. The union faded after a few years but paved the way for more than 60 new unions. – 1834

President Franklin Roosevelt’s Revenue Act of 1935 (often called the “Wealth Tax Act”)  increased taxes on higher income levels. It was a progressive tax that took up to 75 percent of the highest incomes. – 1935

OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) published scaffold safety standards, designed to protect 2.3 million construction workers and prevent 50 deaths and 4,500 injuries annually. – 1996

Click Here to visit out Union Back to School Shopping page

004: History of the Labor Movement in the United States: Industrial Workers of the World

Price: $14.95

4.8 out of 5 stars (6 customer reviews)

24 used & new available from $7.38

Leave a Reply