History of the Working Class

Today in Labor History August 4th
The Amalgamated Association of Iron and Steel Workers is formed. It partnered with the Steel Workers Organizing Committee, CIO in
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Today in Labor History August 3rd
  Uriah Smith Stephens was born on this day  in Cape May, New Jersey.  A tailor by trade, in 1869
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Today in Labor History August 2nd
  The first General Strike in Canadian history was held in Vancouver, organized as a 1-day political protest against the
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Today in Labor History August 1st
After organizing a strike of metal miners against the Anaconda Company, Wobbly organizer Frank Little was dragged from his boarding
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Today in Labor History – July 31st
Members of the National Football League Players Association (NFLPA) went on strike. The strike lasted only two days, but inaugurated
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Today in Labor History – July 30th
Automobile tycoon and fascist Henry Ford was born on this date in Dearborn, Michigan. His introduction of the assembly line
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Today in Labor History – July 29th
The Coast Seamen’s Union merges with the Steamship Sailor’s Union to form the Sailors’ Union of the Pacific. – 1891
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Today in Labor History – July 28th
Women shoemakers in Lynn, Massachusetts created the Daughters of St. Crispin, the first national women’s labor union in the U.S.
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Today in Labor History – July 27th
William Sylvis (1828-1869), founder of the Iron Molders’ International Union and head of the Nation Labor Union, the first such
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Today in Labor History – July 26th
30 workers were killed by federal troops at the “Battle of the Viaduct“, Chicago, during the Great Upheaval (AKA Great
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