Today in Labor History – December 16th

Striking Willmar, Minnesota Bank Tellers The National Civic Federation was formed by business and labor leaders, most prominently AFL president Sam Gompers, as a vehicle to resolve conflicts between management and labor. Not all unionists agreed with the alliance. The group turned increasingly conservative and labor withdrew after Gompers’ 1924 death. – 1900 New York […]

Today in Labor History – December 12th

Women members of United Steelworkers of America (Local 1066) protested sex discrimination, in Gary, Indiana. – 1973 A U.S. immigration sweep of six Swift meat plants resulted in arrests of nearly 1,300 undocumented workers. – 2006 Today was a global day of action for ratification of International Labour Organization Convention No. 189 on Decent Work […]

Today in Labor History – December 11th

A small group of black farmers organized the Colored Farmers’ National Alliance and Cooperative Union in Houston County, Texas. They had been barred from membership in the all-white Southern Farmers’ Alliance. Through intensive organizing, along with merging with another black farmers group, the renamed Colored Alliance in 1891 claimed a membership of 1.2 million. – […]