April 30, 2015
day in Labor History the year was 1894. A group of 400-500 unemployed men marched down Pennsylvania Avenue
toward the US Capitol. In a buggy at the front of the march rode Jacob Coxey.
April 29, 2015
When you stand up for Civil Rights and Workers Rights you never know how
far the struggle may travel. This was the case on this day in
Labor History the year was 1963.
April 28, 2015
day in Labor History the year was 1971. That was the day that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration
was founded. Since then OSHA rules have become a powerful tool for the protection of
workers health and safety.
April 27, 2015
You have probably heard about the Red Scare, when thousands of people
lost their jobs in the 1950s for allegedly harboring Communist sympathies. But have you ever heard of the “Lavender Scare” that happened during
those same years?
April 26, 2015
In 1948 gold was discovered at John Sutter’s Mill in California. As word spread, fortune seekers from all across the United States and
across the world flocked to California in what came to be known as the Gold
April 25, 2015
day in Labor History the year was 1969.
The Governor of South Carolina sent 1,000 state troopers and National
Guardsmen to Charleston.
They were sent there to deal with striking hospital workers who wanted
April 24, 2015
day in Labor History the year was 2013.
That was the day of the deadliest workplace disaster in garment industry
More than 1,100 workers lost their lives when a factory complex building
collapsed in Bangladesh.
April 23, 2015
day in Labor History the year was 1980. That was the day that Ida Mae Stull passed away.
She is widely considered to be the first woman coal miner in United
April 22, 2015
day in Labor History the year was 2011.
That was the day the labor movement lost one of its most poignant
Hazel Dickens was born in Mercer County, West Virginia in 1935. It was coal country.
April 20, 2015
day in Labor History the year was 1894. The nation was in the grip of deep depression.
Unemployment soared. Workers wages and hours were cut dramatically in virtually every industry.