Today in Labor History – March 27th

  This day marked the start of the 8-month Northern railway strike in Canada by the IWW. Wobblies picketed employment offices in Vancouver, Seattle, San Francisco, Tacoma and Minneapolis in order to block the hiring of scabs. – 1912 Fellow workers pay attention … Read more

Today in Labor History – May 1st

Mary Harris “Mother” Jones Mary Harris “Mother” Jones was born on this day. Mother Jones was renowned for her militancy and fiery oration, as well as her many juicy quotes. She once said, “I’m no lady. I’m a hell-raiser.”  She also was an … Read more