Today in Labor History – March 12th

Labor History March 12th
Lane Kirkland

Greedy industrialist turned benevolent philanthropist Andrew Carnegie pledged $5.2 million for the construction of 65 branch libraries in New York City, barely 1 percent of his net worth at the time. He established more than 2,500 libraries between 1900 and 1919, following years of treating workers in his steel plants brutally, demanding long hours in … Read more

Today in Labor History – January 11th

Labor History January 11th

The “Bread and Roses” textile strike The first American “Modern School”, based on ideas of Francisco Ferrer, was founded by a group including Leonard Abbott, Alexander Berkman and Emma Goldman, in New York City. – 1911 [bctt tweet=”The IWW-organized (Industrial Workers of the World) “Bread & Roses” textile strike of 32,000 women and children began … Read more

Today in Labor History – January 11th

Labor History January 11th

The “Bread and Roses” textile strike The first American “Modern School”, based on ideas of Francisco Ferrer, was founded by a group including Leonard Abbott, Alexander Berkman and Emma Goldman, in New York City. – 1911 The IWW-organized (Industrial Workers of the World) “Bread & Roses” textile strike of 32,000 women and children began on … Read more