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This week in labor history: July 26-August 1

JULY 26 1877 – In Chicago, 30 workers are killed by federal troops, more than 100 wounded at the “Battle of the Viaduct” during the...

St. Louis Coalition of Labor Union Women helped close the gender...

By ZACHARY PALITZSCH Archivist State Historical Society of Missouri The national Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW) held its founding conference in Chicago in March 1974. Over...

This week in labor history: July 19-25

JULY 19 1848 – Women’s Rights Convention opens in Seneca Falls, N.Y.  Delegates adopt a Declaration of Women’s Rights and call for women’s suffrage. 1940 –...

Belleville Labor and Industry Museum bounces back from pandemic with new...

By CARL GREEN Illinois Correspondent Belleville, IL – Every Saturday morning, Mike Hutch, Bob Poole and some of their friends gather to show visitors the essence...

This week in labor history: July 12-18

JULY 12 1917 – Bisbee, Ariz., deports Wobblies; 1,186 miners sent into desert in manure-laden boxcars. They had been fighting for improved safety and working...

This week in labor history: July 5-11

JULY 5 1894 – During a strike against the Pullman Palace Car Company, which had drastically reduced wages, buildings constructed for the 1893 World’s Columbian...

This week in labor history: June 28-July 4

JUNE 28 1850 – Birthday of machinist Matthew Maguire, who many believe first suggested Labor Day. Others believe it was Peter McGuire, a carpenter. 1894 –...

This week in labor history: June 21-27

JUNE 21 1802 – In England, a compassionate parliament declares that children can’t be required to work more than 12 hours a day. And they...

This week in labor history: June 14-20

JUNE 14 1872 – Unions legalized in Canada. 1951 – The first commercial computer, UNIVAC I, is installed at the U.S. Census Bureau. JUNE 15 1908 – The...

This week in labor history: June 7-13

JUNE 7 1904 – Militia sent to Cripple Creek, Colo., to suppress Western Federation of Miners strike. 1913 – Sole performance of Pageant of the Paterson...