Today in Labor History May 19, 2020

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

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 [click_to_tweet tweet=”184 miners killed in Coal Creek TN mine explosion, 7 dead in Matewan Battle, 195 die in another coal mine gas explosion in Mather PA, 31 killed and 350 wounded in ammunition explosion in South Amboy, NY and more” quote=”184 miners killed in … Read more