Today in Labor History June 12, 2020

Labor History June 12th

Fifty thousand members of the Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen employed in meatpacking plants walked off their jobs; their demands included equalization of wages and conditions throughout US plants. – 1904 Massachusetts became the first state to adopt a minimum wage law. Other states passed similar laws later that year. – 1912 The US … Read more

Today in Labor History June 12th

Labor History June 12th

Fifty thousand members of the Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen employed in meatpacking plants walked off their jobs; their demands included equalization of wages and conditions throughout US plants. – 1904 Massachusetts became the first state to adopt a minimum wage law. Other states passed similar laws later that year. – 1912 The US … Read more