Today in Labor History – February 18th

Labor History February 18th
Peter J. McGuire (1852 - 1906), "Father of Labor Day," pictured as the Executive Secretary of the Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America.

Peter J. McGuire One of the first American labor newspapers, The Man, was published in New York City. It cost one cent and according to The History of American Journalism, “died an early death”.  Another labor paper, the N.Y. Daily Sentinel, had been launched four years earlier. – 1834 [bctt tweet=”Labor leader Peter J. McGuire died on … Read more