Click here to check out this week's Labor History Today podcast. On this week’s show: the conclusion of our interview with labor historian Erik Loomis, and for our “Cool things from the George Meany Labor Archives” feature, Ben Blake has dug into the Sam Gompers boxes and come up with some intriguing items (right). Plus we remember the 1917 Bath Riots on the U.S.-Mexico border.
American Miners’ Association formed - 1861
First U.S. unemployment compensation law enacted, in Wisconsin – 1932