New in the Voices of Labor Store – 8 Hours
One of big fights for labor was the fight for an 8 hr day. While once it was to onlyRead more.
Today in Labor History – June 7th
The Colorado state militia was sent to Cripple Creek (again) to suppress a Western Federation of Miners (WFM) strike. ARead more.
Today in Labor History – June 6th
The US Employment Service was created. – 1933 A general strike by 12,000 auto workers and others in Lansing, MichiganRead more.
Stats for the Fun of It
I love stats and play with numbers all the time, kinda strange considering I dropped out of High School andRead more.
Today in Labor History – June 5th
Sixty-Seven anarchists were arrested and set up for deportation in the wake of a bomb explosion, marking the beginning ofRead more.
Today in Labor History – June 4th
Massachusetts became the first state to establish a minimum wage. – 1912 The Zoot Suit riots began on this dateRead more.
Today in Labor History – June 3rd
The International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union (ILGWU) was formed. At its founding convention, delegates represented roughly 2,000 members. The ILGWURead more.
New in the Voices of Labor Store
Joe Hill, born Joel Emmanuel Hägglund in Gävle, Sweden, and also known as Joseph Hillström (October 7, 1879 – NovemberRead more.
Today in Labor History – June 2nd
Printers in Philadelphia began what was to be a successful strike to protest a reduction in their wages from 45Read more.
Today in Labor History – June 1st
Based in Illinois, the Ladies Federal Labor Union Number 2703 was granted a charter from the American Federation of Labor.Read more.