Today in Labor History – September 14th

Ella Mae Wiggins The Amalgamated Association of Iron, Steel, and Tin Workers union called off an unsuccessful 3-month strike against U.S. Steel Corporation subsidiaries. – 1901 Gastonia, North Carolina textile mill striker and songwriter Ella Mae Wiggins, 29 and mother of nine, was killed when local vigilantes, thugs and a sheriff’s deputy forced the pickup […]