History of the Working Class

labor history october 11
Today in Labor History – October 11th
The Miners’ National Association was founded in Youngstown, Ohio, with the goal of uniting all miners, regardless of skill or
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labor history october 10
Today in Labor History – October 10th
20,000 cotton pickers in southern California’s San Joaquin Valley went on strike six days earlier over wages, working conditions, and
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labor history October 9
Today in Labor History – October 9th
Morris Hillquit Mary Heaton Vorse was born on this date in New York. Vorse was a labor journalist who wrote
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labor history october 8
Today in Labor History – October 8th
The Great Chicago Fire began, a fire that would burn through the early morning hours of October 10.  The fire
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labor history october 7
Today in Labor History – October 7th
Joe Hill Radical labor organizer and song writer Joel Emmanuel Hägglund (aka “Joe Hill”) was born in Gavle, Sweden. Hill was an
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labor history october 6
Today in Labor History – October 6th
The First National Conference of Trade Union Women was held on this date. – 1918 “The Jazz Singer”, this country’s
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labor history october 5
Today in Labor History – October 5th
The Battle of Burbank A  six-month strike by set decorators turned into a bloody riot at the gates of Warner
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labor history october 4
Today in Labor History – October 4th
Mt. Rushmore Louisiana sugar workers went on strike, during which 37 unarmed black workers were murdered by Louisiana Militia, aided
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labor history october 3
Today in Labor History – October 3rd
Woody Guthrie President Theodore Roosevelt met with miners and coal field operators in an attempt to settle the anthracite coal
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labor history october 2
Today in Labor History – October 2nd
Slave rebellion leader Nat Turner was born. Turner led the only effective, sustained slave revolt in in U.S. history in
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