Labor History in 2:00

December 30 - The Fight for Better Wages, Hours and Working Conditions

December 30, 2019

On this day in labor history the year was 1899.  That was the day that a group of thirty-three railway clerks gathered in the back room of Behrens’ cigar shop in Sedalia, Missouri.  They called themselves the Order of Railway Clerks in America. They affiliated with the American Federation of Labor.