Today in Labor History – March 17th

The leadership of the American Federation of Labor selected the Carpenters Union to lead the eight hour movement. Carpenters throughout the country struck in April; by May 1, some 46,000 carpenters in 137 cities and towns had achieved shorter hours. – 1890 A U.S.-China treaty prevented Chinese laborers from entering the U.S. – 1894 Nearly … Read more

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