Today in Labor History – February 8th

Labor History February 8th

Mary Kenney O’Sullivan Mary Kenney O’Sullivan was born in Hannibal, Missouri.  At age 28 she was appointed the first female general organizer for the American Federation of Labor by AFL President Samuel Gompers. – 1864 [bctt tweet=”The first female general organizer for the AFL, Mary Kenney O’Sullivan was born in Hannibal, Missouri” username=”VoicesOfLabor”] The IWW … Read more

Today in Labor History – January 8th

Labor History January 8th
Mary Kenney O’Sullivan

Mary Kenney O’Sullivan Mary Kenney O’Sullivan (1864-1943) was born on this date in Hannibal, Missouri. O’Sullivan was the first American Federation of Labor (AFL) woman organizer. She also organized the Woman’s Bookbinder Union in 1880 and was a founder of the National Women’s Trade Union League (WTUL) in 1903. – 1864 [bctt tweet=”Mary Kenney O’Sullivan, the … Read more

Today in Labor History – February 8th

Labor History February 8th

Mary Kenney O’Sullivan Mary Kenney O’Sullivan was born in Hannibal, Missouri.  At age 28 she was appointed the first female general organizer for the American Federation of Labor by AFL President Samuel Gompers. – 1864 The IWW was engaged in a free speech fight in San Diego, California. Vigilantes routinely kidnapped and beat Industrial Workers … Read more

Today in Labor History – January 8th

Labor History January 8th
Mary Kenney O’Sullivan

Mary Kenney O’Sullivan Mary Kenney O’Sullivan (1864-1943) was born on this date in Hannibal, Missouri. O’Sullivan was the first American Federation of Labor (AFL) woman organizer. She also organized the Woman’s Bookbinder Union in 1880 and was a founder of the National Women’s Trade Union League (WTUL) in 1903. – 1864 The largest slave revolt in … Read more