A ship carpenter, founder of American National Labor Union and later head of the National Labor Congress, America’s first national labor organization, Trevellick was born on this date in 1830. Trevellick was also a leader of the Knights of Labor during the struggle for the 8-hour day, and remembered that a steady series of men and women would come by selling "crullers, doughnuts, gingerbread . . . sticky candy" and other snacks when he had apprenticed in the shipbuilding neighborhood a generation earlier, breaking up the sunup to sundown workday.
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