Today in Labor History May 2, 2020

Labor History May 2nd
Poor Peoples March on DC

This day marked the birth of Richard Trevellick, a ship carpenter, founder of the American National Labor Union and later head of the National Labor Congress, America’s first national labor organization. – 1830 Chicago’s first Trades Assembly, formed three years earlier, sponsored a general strike by thousands of workers to enforce the state’s new eight … Read more