Today in Labor History May 1st

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

Today in Labor History – March 27th

Labor History March 27th
Mother Jones

  [click_to_tweet tweet=”Mother Jones was ordered to leave Colorado, where state authorities accused her of “stirring up” striking coal miners. – 1904″ quote=”Mother Jones was ordered to leave Colorado, where state authorities accused her of “stirring up” striking coal miners. – 1904″] This day marked the start of the 8-month Northern railway strike in Canada … Read more

Today in Labor History February 3rd

Labor History February 3rd
Mary Harris "Mother" Jones

The US Supreme Court ruled the United Hatters Union violated the Sherman Antitrust Act by organizing a nationwide boycott of Danbury Hatters of Connecticut. – 1908 Mary Harris “Mother” Jones addressed Milwaukee brewery workers during a two-month stint working alongside women bottle-washers while on leave from the United Mine Workers: ”Condemned to slave daily in … Read more

Today in Labor History – May 1st

Labor History May 1st
Mary Harris "Mother" Jones

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 … Read more

Today in Labor History – February 3rd

Labor History February 3rd
Mary Harris "Mother" Jones

Mary Harris “Mother” Jones The US Supreme Court ruled the United Hatters Union violated the Sherman Antitrust Act by organizing a nationwide boycott of Danbury Hatters of Connecticut. – 1908 Mary Harris “Mother” Jones addressed Milwaukee brewery workers during a two-month stint working alongside women bottle-washers while on leave from the United Mine Workers: ”Condemned … Read more