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11/14/2017 History

11/14/2017 History

Today in Labor History – November 14, 1903 – Women’s Trade Union League founded in Boston. 1934 – The American Railway Supervisors Association is formed at Harmony Hall in Chicago by 29 supervisors working for...

11/15/2017 History

11/15/2017 History

Today in Labor History – November 15, 1881 – Founding convention of the Federation of Trades and Labor Unions is held in Pittsburgh. It urges enactment of employer liability, compulsory education, uniform apprenticeship and child...

11/20/2017 History

11/20/2017 History

Today in Labor History – November 20, 1816 – First use of term “scab,” by Albany Typographical Society. 1884 – Norman Thomas born, American socialist leader. 1888 – The time clock is invented by Willard...

11/28/2017 History

11/28/2017 History

Today in Labor History – November 28, 1828 – William Sylvis, founder of the National Labor Union, born.  1891 – National Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, precursor to IBEW, founded. 1908 – A total of 154...

11/29/2017 History

11/29/2017 History

Today in Labor History – November 29, 1934 – Clerks, teamsters and building service workers at Boston Stores in Milwaukee strike at the beginning of the Christmas rush. The strike won widespread support—at one point...

11/30/17 History

11/30/17 History

Today in Labor History – November 30, 1854 – “Fighting Mary” Eliza McDowell, also known as the “Angel of the Stockyards,” born in Chicago. As a social worker she helped organize the first women’s local...

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