Today in Labor History – May 5th
The National Typographical Union was founded in Cincinnati, Ohio. It was renamed the International Typographical Union in 1869 in acknowledgmentRead more.
Today in Labor History – May 4th
A day after police killed four striking workers and injured hundreds, protesters gathered at Haymarket Square in Chicago. As theRead more.
Today in Labor History – May 3rd
At the height of the movement for the eight-hour day, police shot into a crowd of workers engaged in aRead more.
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So I got sick of Teespring and all the other tee shirt printers and their insane policies (wanting permission toRead more.
Today in Labor History – May 2nd
This day marked the birth of Richard Trevellick, a ship carpenter, founder of the American National Labor Union and laterRead more.
Today in Labor History – May 1st
Mary Harris “Mother” Jones was born on this day. Mother Jones was renowned for her militancy and fiery oration, asRead more.
Today in Labor History – April 30th
50,000 workers in Chicago were on strike, with 30,000 more joining in the next day. The strike brought most ofRead more.
Today in Labor History – April 29th
Jacob Coxey led a group of 500 unemployed workers from the Midwest to Washington, D.C. His Army of the PoorRead more.
Today in Labor History – April 28th
181-192 (sources differ) workers died in a coal mine collapse disaster at Eccles, West Virginia. The mine was ownedRead more.
Today in Labor History – April 27th
The first strike for the 10 hour day occurred on this date by Boston carpenters, – 1825 1,450 paroled UnionRead more.