The Women of Labor
The Women of Labor 25 Women that helped build the Working Class   Labor history is full of contributions from
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Today in Labor History – May 15th
Pope Leo XIII issued the revolutionary encyclical Rerum novarum in defense of workers and the right to organize. Forty years
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Today in Labor History – May 14th
“We Want Beer” marches were held throughout the United States. 15,000 unionized workers demonstrated in Detroit. Prohibition was repealed within
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Today in Labor History – May 13th
The Western Federation of Miners formed in Butte, Montana. They organized the hard rock miners of the Rocky Mountain states
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Today in Labor History – May 12th
Nearly 150,000 anthracite coal miners went on strike in Eastern Pennsylvania for higher wages, better working conditions, and recognition of
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Today in Labor History – May 11th
The Pullman Railroad Strike began in Chicago, Illinois. This was the largest industrial strike to date in the United States.
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Today in Labor History – May 10th
Thanks to an army of thousands of Chinese and Irish immigrants who laid 2,000 miles of track, the nation’s first
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Today in Labor History – May 9th
A coal mine exploded at Roslyn, Washington killing 45 mine workers. – 1892 Striking tram workers blew up a tramcar
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Today in Labor History – May 8th
The American Federation of Teachers was founded. – 1916 Jerry Wurf, who served as president of the American Federation of
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Today in Labor History – May 7th
The Knights of St. Crispin union was formed at a secret meeting in Milwaukee. It grew to 50,000 members before
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