History of the Working Class

labor history december 2
Today in Labor History – December 2nd
A Chicago “slugger”, paid $50 by labor unions for every scab he “discouraged”, described his job in an interview: “Oh,
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Today in Labor History – December 1st
Rosa Parks A. “Tony” Boyle, future president of the United Mine Workers (UMW) was born on this date. He served
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Today in Labor History – November 30th
Mother Jones’s 100th Birthday “Fighting Mary” Eliza McDowell was born on this date. In 1902, McDowell helped organize the first
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Today in Labor History – November 29th
The Battle in Seattle Retail workers at Boston Stores in Milwaukee launched a strike at the beginning of the Christmas
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Today in Labor History – November 28th
Marianna Mine Disaster William Sylvis was born on this day. Sylvis is best remembered as a founder of the Iron
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Today in Labor History – November 27th
1,200 workers sat down at Midland Steel, forcing recognition of the United Auto Workers in Detroit, Michigan. – 1936 The
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Labor History November 26
Today in Labor History – November 26th
Four months before the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, six young women burned to death and 19 more died when they
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Today in Labor History – November 25th
George Meany 10,000 New Orleans workers, black and white, participated in a solidarity parade of unions comprising the Central Trades
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Today in Labor History – November 24th
Samuel Gompers The United Cigar Makers of New York affiliated with the Cigar Makers’ International Union (CMIU) to form CMIU
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Labor History November 23
Today in Labor History – November 23rd
The Uprising of the Twenty Thousand Army troops were sent to Cripple Creek, Colorado to put down a rebellion by
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