Today in Labor History May 17th

Labor History May 17th

The first women’s anti-slavery conference was held on this date in Philadelphia. – 1838 Tom Mooney‘s scheduled date of execution was stayed while the case was appealed. Mooney ultimately spent 22 years in prison for the San Francisco Preparedness Day Parade bombing in 1916, a crime he did not commit. Mooney, along with codefendant Warren … Read more

Today in Labor History – March 6th

Labor History March 6
The Little Red Song Book

The Dred Scott decision by the U.S. Supreme Court opened up federal territories to slavery and denied citizenship to blacks. – 1857 This date marked the Founding of the Sailors’ Union of the Pacific, a union of mariners, fishermen and boatmen working on U.S. flag vessels in San Francisco. – 1885 The Knights of Labor picketed to … Read more