History of the Working Class

Labor History February 11th
Today in Labor History – February 11th
“Unrest” in Wisconsin 500 Japanese and 200 Mexican laborers united to form the Japanese-Mexican Labor Association (JMLA) in order to
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Labor History February 10th
Today in Labor History – February 10th
LNG explosion on Staten Island The American Federation of Labor (AFL) founded the Building and Construction Trades Department as a
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Labor History February 9th
Today in Labor History – February 9th
George Lippard Novelist, journalist, and social activist George Lippard died on this day. Considered the first muckraking novel in the
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Labor History February 8th
Today in Labor History – February 8th
Mary Kenney O’Sullivan Mary Kenney O’Sullivan was born in Hannibal, Missouri.  At age 28 she was appointed the first female
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Labor history February 7th
Today in Labor History – February 7th
Imperial Sugar refinery Union miners in Cripple Creek, Colorado began what was to become a five-month strike. It started when
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Labor History February 6th
Today in Labor History – February 6th
General Strike A strike by shirtwaist workers, primarily immigrant women and girls, in Philadelphia’s garment sweatshops ends. Despite mass arrests,
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A Very Union Valentine’s Day
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Labor History February 5th
Today in Labor History – February 5th
Modern Times The first daily labor newspaper, the N.Y. Daily Sentinel, began publication. – 1830 The movie Modern Times premiered. The tale of
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Labor History February 4th
Today in Labor History – February 4th
Big Bill Haywood The Ohio legislature authorized construction of the 249-mile Miami and Erie Canal to connect Toledo to Cincinnati.
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Labor History February 3rd
Today in Labor History – February 3rd
Mary Harris “Mother” Jones The US Supreme Court ruled the United Hatters Union violated the Sherman Antitrust Act by organizing
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