Today in Labor History – December 31st

Labor History December 31st
Joseph “Jock” Yablonski

60,000 unemployed workers rallied at Pitt Stadium in Pittsburgh, near Father Cox’s Shantytown. The shantytown lasted from 1929 to 1932 and was the staging base for the Reverend James Cox’s unemployed army. – 1931 United Mine Workers reformer Joseph “Jock” Yablonski, his wife and daughter were murdered by hitmen hired by union president Tony Boyle, … Read more