Today in Labor History June 19th

Labor History June 19th

Slaves were declared free in Texas, a date now celebrated each year as the holiday “Juneteenth.” – 1865 The kangaroo trial of eight anarchists for the Haymarket bombing began in Chicago on this date. – 1886 Silk workers struck in Paterson, New Jersey. The event escalated into a riot. Silk workers had struck several times … Read more