Today in Labor History – January 16th

labor history january 16th

Leonard Woodcock The United States Civil Service Commission was established as the Pendleton Act went into effect. The Pendleton Act established that positions within the federal government should be awarded based on merit, not political affiliation. – 1883 [bctt tweet=”Thousands of detainees, including foreign-born radicals and “labor agitators” arrested during the Palmer Raids, won their right to … Read more

Today in Labor History – January 16th

labor history january 16th

Leonard Woodcock The United States Civil Service Commission was established as the Pendleton Act went into effect. The Pendleton Act established that positions within the federal government should be awarded based on merit, not political affiliation. – 1883 Thousands of detainees, including foreign-born radicals and “labor agitators” arrested during the Palmer Raids, won their right to meet … Read more