On this week's Labor History Today podcast: Mark Dudzic remembers Oil, Chemical and Atomic Workers Union activist Karen Silkwood, and we look into the origins of Haymarket Martyr’s Day. Plus Anne Feeney’s “Whatever Happened to the 8 Hour Day?”
Founding convention of the Federation of Trades and Labor Unions is held in Pittsburgh. It urges enactment of employer liability, compulsory education, uniform apprenticeship and child and convict labor laws. Five years later it changes its name to the American Federation of Labor - 1881
Compiled by Union Communication Services; photo: The Haymarket Martyrs' Monument, in Forest Home Cemetery in Forest Park, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago.