Today in Labor History May 1, 2020

Labor History May 1st
Mary Harris "Mother" Jones

Mary Harris “Mother” Jones was born on this day. Mother Jones was renowned for her militancy and fiery oration, as well as her many juicy quotes. She once said, “I’m no lady. I’m a hell-raiser.”  She also was an internationalist, saying “My address is wherever there is a fight against oppression.” Despite the difficulties of constant travel, poor … Read more

The Women of Labor – 3

Women of Labor – 3 Margaret Haley “Educate in order that your children may be free. Only through the freedom of their teachers could the children remain free.” Irish Proverb often quoted by Margaret Haley. (November 15, 1861 – January 6, 1939) Margaret Haley was a teacher and unionist who was dubbed the “lady labor … Read more