5/15/2018 History

Today in Labor History – May 15th

1906 – The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of Samuel Gompers and other union leaders for supporting a boycott at the Buck Stove and Range Company in St. Louis, where workers were striking for a nine-hour day. A lower court had forbidden the boycott and sentenced the unionists to prison for refusing to obey the judge’s anti-boycott injunction.

Samuel Gompers was an English-born American labor union leader and a key figure in American labor history.

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