Today in Labor History – October 19th

J.P. Stevens & Co Milledgeville Plant in Geogia The National Association of Letter Carriers achieved equalization of wages for all letter carriers, meaning city delivery carriers began receiving the same wages regardless of the size of the community in which they worked. – 1949 After twenty years of virulent anti-unionism, the J.P. Stevens & Company […]

Today in Labor History – October 17th

John D. Rockefeller cut a contract with the Pennsylvania Railroad, giving his Standard Oil Company a rebate on all freight carried by the line. This arrangement allowed him to monopolize virtually all oil production and transportation in the U.S. – 1877 Labor activist Warren Billings was released from California’s Folsom Prison. Along with Thomas J. […]