Today in Labor History May 5, 2020

Labor HIstory May 5th
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The National Typographical Union was founded in Cincinnati, Ohio. It was renamed the International Typographical Union in 1869 in acknowledgment of Canadian members. When the ITU merged into CWA in 1986 it was the oldest existing union in the U.S. – 1852 The Knights of Labor struck at Union Pacific against wage cuts and won. – 1884 … 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