Labor Quiz: What's a Siderographer?Monday, September 10, 2012
(Metropolitan Washington Council, AFL-CIO)The siderographer's union was formed in 1899;
siderographers were: a type of telegrapher,
hot-type typesetters, or printing plate
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Last Week’s Quiz: The first Labor Day bill was introduced in New York State, but Oregon was the first state to pass a Labor Day bill, on February 21, 1887. New York’s passed later that year, as did similar laws in Colorado, Massachusetts and New Jersey. By 1894, 23 other states had adopted the holiday in honor of workers, and on June 28 of that year, Congress passed an act making the first Monday in September of each year a legal holiday in the District of Columbia and the territories. Congrats to Carolyn Marshall of AFGE Local 12, Washington, DC, this week’s quiz winner!