This week's Labor History Today podcast: Eugene Debs founds the American Railway Union and, later, is jailed for opposing war; Mark Dudzic on the founding of the U.S. Labor Party, and the Labor History Object of the Week.
Representatives from the AFL, Knights of Labor, populists, railroad brotherhoods and other trade unions hold a unity conference in St. Louis but fail to overcome their differences - 1894
John L. Lewis dies. A legendary figure, he was president of the United Mine Workers from 1920 to 1960 and a driving force behind the formation of the Congress of Industrial Organizations - 1969
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