Today in Labor History – August 23rd

Malvina Reynolds Folk and protest singer Malvina Reynolds was born on this day in San Francisco, California. Reynolds was denied a diploma by the city’s elite Lowell High School because her parents were opposed to US participation in World War I. She was perhaps best known for her satire of suburbia, “Little Boxes” which was […]

Today in Labor History – August 22nd

Joyce Miller, Vice President of the Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Sam Gompers and other trade unionists met with New York mayor Gilroy pressing for a municipal public works program to relieve unemployment. – 1893 Five flight attendants formed the Airline Stewardess Association, the first labor union representing flight attendants. They were reacting to an […]