Today in Labor History September 9th

In convention at Topeka, Kansas, delegates created the Brotherhood of Railway Carmen of America. The men who repaired the nation’s rail cars were paid 10 or 15¢ an hour, working 12 hour days, often seven days a week. – 1890 The first strike by African-American plantation workers occurred on this date in Georgia and Arkansas. … Read more

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