Today in Labor History – September 5th

The First Labor Day Between 20,000 and 30,000 marchers participated in New York’s first Labor Day parade, demanding the 8-hour day. The parade was filled with banners: “Labor Built the Republic – Labor Shall Rule It”; “To the Workers Should Belong the Wealth”; “Down with the Competitive System”; “Down with Convict Contract Labor”; “Down with […]

Today in Labor History – September 1st

Walter Reuther The International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Iron Ship Builders, Blacksmiths, Forgers and Helpers was founded at a meeting in Chicago. This brought together the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers and Ship Builders, which had been organized on October 1, 1880, and the National Brotherhood of Boilermakers, which had been formed in Atlanta, Georgia, in May […]

Today in Labor History – September 5th

Between 20,000 and 30,000 marchers participated in New York’s first Labor Day parade, demanding the 8-hour day. The parade was filled with banners: “Labor Built the Republic – Labor Shall Rule It”; “To the Workers Should Belong the Wealth”; “Down with the Competitive System”; “Down with Convict Contract Labor”; “Down with the Railroad Monopoly”; and […]

Buy Union – Labor Day Cookout Shopping List

It’s Labor Day, so what better way to celebrate than with some Union Made food and grills. Weber Grills Weber Genesis Grills Weber Q series Grills Weber Summit Grills Sunscreen Bain de Soleil Coppertone Coolers Rubbermaid Hot Dogs Ball Park Butterball Hebrew National Hormel Oscar Meyer Bread Arnold Country Hearth Earthgrain Old Country Oroweat Sara Lee […]