History of the Working Class

labor history september 19
Today in Labor History – September 19th
Solidarity Day March Chinese coal miners are forced out of Black Diamond, Washington. – 1885 Between 400,000 and 500,000 unionists
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labor history september 18
Today in Labor History – September 18th
Textile workers went on a General Strike on the east coast, with 325,000 striking in the south and 421,000 striking
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labor history september 17
Today in Labor History – September 17th
Pittston Coal Strike The Allegheny Arsenal exploded, killing seventy-five workers, including 43 women—the worst industrial accident associated with the Civil
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labor history september 16
Today in Labor History – September 16th
Members of the Fruit and Vegetable Workers’ Union blocked downtown Salinas, California streets to stop a convoy of trucks carrying
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labor history september 15
Today in Labor History – September 15th
5,000 female cotton workers in and around Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania went on strike for a 10-hour day. Hundreds of “factory girls”
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labor history september 14
Today in Labor History – September 14th
Ella Mae Wiggins The Amalgamated Association of Iron, Steel, and Tin Workers union called off an unsuccessful 3-month strike against
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labor history september 13
Today in Labor History – September 13th
Attica Prison The Post Office Department ordered 25,000 railway mail clerks to shoot to kill any bandits attempting to rob
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labor history september 12
Today in Labor History – September 12th
Eugene V Debs Somewhere on or around this date, the first African-American trade union called the Colored Caulkers’ Trade Union
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labor history september 11
Today in Labor History – September 11th
  Crystal Lee Sutton 75,000 coal miners in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia ended a 10-week strike after winning an
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