A Tale of Two Strikes: Click here to check out this week's Labor History Today podcast. On this week’s show, we explore two historic 1970 strikes: the wildcat by 200,000 postal workers and a strike by 150 Garrett County roads workers in western MD.
Massachusetts becomes the first state to establish a minimum wage - 1912
The House of Representatives approves the Taft-Hartley Act. The legislation allows the president of the United States to intervene in labor disputes. President Truman vetoed the law but was overridden by Congress - 1947
The AFL-CIO opens its new headquarters building, in view of the White House - 1956
Labor history courtesy Union Communication Services