The Haymarket Massacre/Riot/Affair; Pete Seeger at 100: Click here to check out this week's Labor History Today podcast. Timothy Messer-Kruse on "The enduring power of the Haymarket Square bomb: uncovering the hidden history of a failed revolutionary uprising in America." From the Our Daily Worker/Our Daily Lives Brown Bag series at Michigan State University. Plus: celebrating Pete Seeger’s 100th birthday with the R.J. Phillips Band.
Western Federation of Miners formed in Butte, Mont. - 1893
The Canadian government establishes the Department of Labour. It took the U.S. another four years - 1909
10,000 IWW dock workers strike in Philadelphia - 1913
Thousands of yellow cab drivers in New York City go on a one day strike in protest of proposed new regulations. “City officials were stunned by the (strike’s) success,” the New York Times reported - 1998
Labor history courtesy Today In Labor History. photo: New York Taxi Workers Alliance leader Bhairavi Desai during the 1998 strike.