Today's Labor History
On this date in 1903, the Women’s Trade Union League was founded in Boston. The League played an important role in supporting the massive strikes in the first two decades of the twentieth century that established the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union and Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America and in campaigning for women's suffrage among men and women workers.
In 1938, the National Federation of Telephone Workers—later to become the Communications Workers of America—was founded in New Orleans.
And in 1979, the Federation of Professional Athletes was granted a charter by the AFL-CIO.
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