Today in Labor History – March 7th

Labor History March 7
Lucy Parsons

6,000 shoemakers, joined by about 20,000 other workers, struck in Lynn, Massachusetts. They won raises, but not recognition of their union. – 1860 The Knights of St. Crispin and the Daughters of St. Crispin organized to win regulation of the use of machinery in the shoe industry, which threatened handcrafted work. – 1868 3,000 unemployed auto … Read more

Today in Labor History – March 7th

Labor History March 7
Lucy Parsons

Lucy Parsons 6,000 shoemakers, joined by about 20,000 other workers, struck in Lynn, Massachusetts. They won raises, but not recognition of their union. – 1860 The Knights of St. Crispin and the Daughters of St. Crispin organized to win regulation of the use of machinery in the shoe industry, which threatened handcrafted work. – 1868 3,000 … Read more