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 [bctt tweet=”Emma Tenayuca led a … Read more

Today in Labor History – December 21st

Labor History December 21st

Emma Tenayuca Powered by children 7 to 12 years old working dawn to dusk, Samuel Slater’s thread-spinning factory went into production in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, launching the Industrial Revolution in America. By 1830, 55 per cent of the mill workers in the state were youngsters, many working for less than $1 per week. – 1790 … Read more

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 … Read more