Today in Labor History September 12th

Somewhere on or around this date, the first African-American trade union called the Colored Caulkers’ Trade Union Society of Baltimore was founded, with Isaac Myers as the union’s first president. – 1866 Eugene V. Debs, labor leader and socialist, was sentenced to 10 years for opposing World War I.  On June 16, 1918, Debs had … Read more

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