Today in Labor History – February 19th

Labor History February 19th
Photo courtesy Earl DotterMiners during the 1989 Pittston Strike

Pittston Strike The American Federation of Labor issued a charter to its new Railroad Employees Department. – 1909 A few weeks after workers asked for a 25 cent hourly wage, the Philadelphia Rapid Transit (streetcar) Company fired 173 union members “for the good of the service” and brought in replacements from New York City. Striker-scab … Read more