Today in Labor History May 19th

Labor History May 19th
South Amboy, New Jersey docks

An explosion in Coal Creek, Tennessee killed 184 miners. – 1902 Ten people were killed when coal company officials in Matewan, West Virginia, tried to remove striking union workers from coal company housing. They sent in agents from the Baldwin-Felts detective agency who evicted several families before trying to hop on a train out of … Read more