History of the Working Class

Today in Labor History – August 15th
To begin what proved to become one of the world’s longest construction projects, workers lay the foundation stone of Germany’s
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New Forever Stamps Commemorating the Working Class
The Post Office announced a new series of Forever Stamps commemorating the contributions of America’s industrial-era workers. As I look at
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Labor Speaks – Voices of the Working Class
  “Don’t believe that winning is really everything. It’s more important to stand for something. If you don’t stand for
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Today in Labor History – August 14th
President Roosevelt signs the Social Security Act, providing, for the first time ever, guaranteed income forretirees Members of the upstart
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Today in Labor History – August 13th
Striking miners at Tracy City, Tenn., capture their mines and free 300 state convict strikebreakers. The convicts had been “leased”
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Today in Labor History – August 12th
The national Brotherhood of Carpenters & Joiners is founded in Chicago in a gathering of 36 carpenters from 11 cities
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Labor Speaks – Voices of the Working Class
      “We mean to uphold the dignity of labor” — Initiation oath of the Knights of Labor, 1869
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Today in Labor History – August 11th
Federal troops drive some 1,200 jobless workers from Washington D.C. Led by unemployed activist Charles “Hobo” Kelley, the group’s “soldiers”
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Labor Speaks – Voices of the Working Class
“Ten thousand times has the labor movement stumbled and bruised itself. We have been enjoined by the courts, assaulted by
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Today in Labor History – August 10th
  The Air Line Pilots Association is founded at a meeting in Chicago attended by 24 activists from across the
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