Today in Labor History – August 14th
Squatters’ riots occurred in California on this day. 500 militiamen were sent to Sacramento to quell the uprising and martialRead more.
Today in Labor History – August 13th
Striking miners at Tracy City, Tennessee, captured their mines and freed 300 state convict strikebreakers. The convicts had been “leased”Read more.
Today in Labor History – August 12th
The national Brotherhood of Carpenters & Joiners was founded in Chicago in a gathering of 36 carpenters from 11 cities.Read more.
Today in Labor History – August 11th
Federal troop drove over 1,200 jobless workers from the nation’s capital. Led by unemployed activist Charles “Hobo” Kelley and JacobRead more.
Today in Labor History August 10th
The Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) was founded at a meeting in Chicago attended by 24 activists from across theRead more.
Today in Labor History August 9th
The Knights of Labor went on strike at the New York Central railroad, ultimately to be defeated by scabbing. –Read more.
Today in Labor History August 8th
Delegates to the St. Paul Trades and Labor Assembly elected 35-year-old Charles James, leader of the Boot and Shoe Workers’Read more.
Today in Labor History August 7th
Elizabeth Gurley Flynn was born on this day in Concord, New Hampshire. Flynn was a labor leader, activist, and feministRead more.
Today in Labor History August 6th
The Cigar Makers’ International Union of America merged with the Retail, Wholesale & Department Store Union. – 1974 The AmericanRead more.
Today in Labor History August 5th
Using clubs, police routed 1,500 jobless men who had stormed the plant of the Fruit Growers Express Company inRead more.