Today in Labor History February 2nd

Labor History February 2nd
Emma Tenayuca

Three hundred newsboys organized to protest a cut in pay by the Minneapolis Tribune – 1917 U.S. citizens of Mexican heritage were “repatriated” to Mexico.  Over 400,000 Mexican-Americans were deported during the decade’s first four years, many US citizens living here as long as 40 years. – 1931 Emma Tenayuca led a month-long strike against … Read more

The Women of Labor – 5

Women of Labor – 5 Rose Pesotta (Nov. 20, 1896 – Dec. 6, 1965) Rose Pesotta arrived in New York in 1913 and joined Local 25 of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union, ironically run mostly by white men who had little or no interest in organizing female dressmakers. A month after Rose arrived, 4,000 … Read more