Today in Labor History June 7, 2020

Labor History June 7th

The Colorado state militia was sent to Cripple Creek (again) to suppress a Western Federation of Miners (WFM) strike. A brutal strike occurred in Cripple Creek in 1894, the only time a state militia was called out in support of striking workers. There had been numerous firefights between striking workers and the mine owners’ private … Read more

Today in Labor History May 27, 2020

Labor History May 27th

The U.S. Supreme Court declared the Depression-era National Industrial Recovery Act to be unconstitutional, about a month before it was set to expire. – 1935 The U.S. Fishermen and Allied Workers Union merged with Harry Bridges’ ILWU. – 1947 Delegates of the Insurance Agent’s International Union and the Insurance Workers of America, having ratified the … Read more

Today in Labor History June 7th

Labor History June 7th

The Colorado state militia was sent to Cripple Creek (again) to suppress a Western Federation of Miners (WFM) strike. A brutal strike occurred in Cripple Creek in 1894, the only time a state militia was called out in support of striking workers. There had been numerous firefights between striking workers and the mine owners’ private … Read more