Today in Labor History May 15, 2020

Labor History May 15th

Pope Leo XIII issued the revolutionary encyclical Rerum novarum in defense of workers and the right to organize. Forty years later to the day, Pope Pius XI issued Quadragesimo anno, believed by many to be even more radical than Leo XIII’s. – 1891 The Western Federation of Miners formed in Butte, Montana by Big Bill Haywood.  They organized … Read more