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 inRead more.
Today in Labor History August 3rd
Uriah Smith Stephens was born on this day in Cape May, New Jersey. A tailor by trade, in 1869Read more.
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 theRead more.
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 boardingRead more.
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 inauguratedRead more.
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 lineRead more.
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. – 1891Read more.
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.Read more.
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 suchRead more.
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 GreatRead more.