Today in Labor History – August 12th

The national Brotherhood of Carpenters & Joiners was founded in Chicago in a gathering of 36 carpenters from 11 cities. – 1881 A coal company guards killed seven and wounded 40 striking miners who were trying to stop scabs in Virden, Illinois. – 1898 Based on the news that their boss, Florenz Ziegfeld, was joining […]

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