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This week in labor history: September 5-11

SEPTEMBER 5 1882 – Between 20,000 and 30,000 marchers participate in New York’s first Labor Day parade, demanding the eight-hour day. 1917 – “Palmer raids” on...

This week in labor history: August 29-September 4

AUGUST 29 1907 – Seventy-five workers die when the lower St. Lawrence River’s Quebec Bridge collapses while under construction.  A flawed design was found to...

This week in labor history: August 22-28

AUGUST 22 1945 – Five flight attendants form the Air Line Stewardesses Association, the first Labor union representing flight attendants. They were reacting to an...

This week in labor history: August 15-21

AUGUST 8 1902 – Delegates to the St. Paul Trades and Labor Assembly elect 35-year-old Charles James, leader of the Boot and Shoe Workers local...

ST. LOUIS LABOR RETROSPECTIVE: Button collection shows union pride, history

By ZACHARY PALITZSCH Archivist Missouri State Historical Society Union buttons were a symbol of pride for union members during the 20th century. However, in many industries, workers...

This week in labor history: August 8-14

AUGUST 8 1902 – Delegates to the St. Paul Trades and Labor Assembly elect 35-year-old Charles James, leader of the Boot and Shoe Workers local...

This week in labor history: August 1-7

AUGUST 1 1917 – After organizing a strike of metal miners against the Anaconda Company, Wobbly organizer Frank Little is dragged by six masked men...

This week in labor history: July 25-31

JULY 25 1877 – Workers stage a general strike – believed to be the nation’s first – in St. Louis, in support of striking railroad...

This week in labor history: July 18-24

JULY 11 1892 – Striking coal miners in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, dynamite barracks housing Pinkerton management thugs. 1936 – After seven years of labor by as...

This week in labor history: July 11-17

JULY 11 1892 – Striking coal miners in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, dynamite barracks housing Pinkerton management thugs. 1936 – After seven years of labor by as...