History of the Working Class

 


Labor History March 17th
Today in Labor History – March 17th
The leadership of the American Federation of Labor selected the Carpenters Union to lead the eight hour movement. Carpenters throughout
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Labor History March 16th
Today in Labor History – March 16th
Refusing to accept a 9-cent wage increase, the United Packinghouse Workers of America initiated a nationwide strike against meatpacking companies
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Labor History March 15th
Today in Labor History – March 15th
Ben Fletcher Ben Fletcher, African-American IWW organizer, was born on this date. Fletcher organized longshoremen in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. – 1877 The International
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Labor History March 14th
Today in Labor History – March 14th
The film Salt of the Earth, which tells the story of the 1951 strike by members of the International Union of
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