Today in Labor History May 22nd

Eugene Debs was thrown in prison for his role in the Pullman Railway Strike (also known as the “Debs Rebellion”). – 1895 White firemen on the Georgia Railroad struck against the hiring of blacks. A New York Times correspondent reported … Read more

Today in Labor History May 3rd

At the height of the movement for the eight-hour day, police shot into a crowd of workers engaged in a general strike at McCormick Harvester Company in Chicago. Four workers were killed and hundreds were injured. Anarchists called for a … Read more

Today in Labor History – April 13th

The Great Northern rail strike began in Helena, Montana, spreading to St. Paul within a few days. The strike was led by Eugene V. Debs, president of the American Railway Union, and succeeded in shutting down critical rail links, resulting … Read more