Today's Labor History
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.
Works Progress Administration (WPA) established at a cost of $4.8 billion -- more than $72 billion in 2011 dollars -- to provide work opportunities for millions during the Great Depression - 1935
400 black women working as tobacco stemmers walk off the job in a spontaneous revolt against poor working conditions and a $3 weekly wage at the Vaughan Co. in Richmond, Va. - 1937
Labor history courtesy Today In Labor History.
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