Today in Labor History – January 26th

Labor History January 26th

Samuel Gompers In what could be considered the first workers’ compensation agreement in America, pirate Henry Morgan pledged his underlings 600 pieces of eight or six slaves to compensate for a lost arm or leg. Also part of the pirate’s code, reports longtime labor and community activist Roger Newell: shares of the booty were equal … Read more

Today in Labor History – January 26th

Labor History January 26th

Samuel Gompers In what could be considered the first workers’ compensation agreement in America, pirate Henry Morgan pledged his underlings 600 pieces of eight or six slaves to compensate for a lost arm or leg. Also part of the pirate’s code, reports longtime labor and community activist Roger Newell: shares of the booty were equal … Read more