Today in Labor History – March 17th

Labor History March 17th

The leadership of the American Federation of Labor selected the Carpenters Union to lead the eight hour movement. Carpenters throughout the country struck in April; by May 1, some 46,000 carpenters in 137 cities and towns had achieved shorter hours. – 1890 A U.S.-China treaty prevented Chinese laborers from entering the U.S. – 1894 Nearly … Read more