History of the Working Class

Labor History November 21
Today in Labor History – November 21st
Alexander Berkman was born on this date in Vilna, Russia (Lithuania). One-time lover and life-long comrade of Emma Goldman, Berkman
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labor history november 20
Today in Labor History – November 20th
Rose Pesotta First use of the term “scab,” by Albany Typographical Society. – 1816 Norman Thomas was born on this
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labor history november 19
Today in Labor History – November 19th
6,000 members of the United Garment Workers of America struck at 27 wholesale houses in Chicago, which were then members
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Happy Union Thanksgiving 2017
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labor history november 18
Today in Labor History – November 18th
American Airlines on Strike Seattle printers refused to print anti-labor ad in newspaper. – 1919 Workers at the General Motors
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Labor History November 17
Today in Labor History – November 17th
Martin Irons The General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen was founded on this date in 1785 in a tavern in
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labor history November 16
Today in Labor History – November 16th
The Ravensdale Coal Mine The Ravensdale coal mine explosion killed 31 workers in Washington state. The mine was well known
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Labor History November 15
Today in Labor History – November 15th
John L Lewis The Federation of Organized Trades and Labor Unions of the United States and Canada was founded in
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Labor History November 14
Today in Labor History – November 14th
Joe McCarthy The National Women’s Trade Union League was formed in Boston. It was organized as a coalition of working-class women,
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labor history November 13
Today in Labor History – November 13th
Karen Silkwood Over 20,000 workers participated in the funeral march for the Haymarket anarchists framed for throwing the Haymarket bomb.
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