History of the Working Class

Labor History February 2nd
Today in Labor History – February 2nd
Emma Tenayuca Three hundred newsboys organized to protest a cut in pay by the Minneapolis Tribune – 1917 U.S. citizens
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labor history february 1st
Today in Labor History – February 1st
San Diego Free Speech Fight The Collar Laundry Union formed in Troy, New York. Led by Kate Mullaney, a National
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Labor History January 31st
Today in Labor History – January 31st
Ida M Fuller 12,000 pecan shellers in San Antonio, Texas, walked off their jobs at 400 factories in what would
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Labor History January 30th
Today in Labor History – January 30th
Saul Alinsky Organizer Saul Alinsky was born on this date in Chicago, Illinois. – 1909 The Paris Peace Conference established
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Labor History January 29th
Today in Labor History – January 29th
9 to 5, the Movie Chesapeake and Ohio Canal workers rioted on this date, prompting President Jackson to send in
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Labor History January 28th
Today in Labor History – January 28th
The first national coal miners’ union, the American Miners’ Association, was formed. – 1861 The first U.S. unemployment compensation law
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Labor History January 27th
Today in Labor History – January 27th
Pete Seeger New York City maids organized to improve working conditions. – 1734 A mine explosion in Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania
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Labor History January 26th
Today in Labor History – January 26th
Samuel Gompers In what could be considered the first workers’ compensation agreement in America, pirate Henry Morgan pledged his underlings
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Labor History January 25th
Today in Labor History – January 25th
Nan Freeman Sojourner Truth addressed the first Black Women’s Rights convention. – 1851 The Sheet Metal Workers International Association (SMWIA) was
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labor history January 24th
Today in Labor History – January 24th
At the height of the World War 1 Red Scare, Palmer raids that began on January 2 and continued throughout
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