Here’s today's labor history:
On this date in 1876, Albert Parsons joined the Knights of Labor. He later became an anarchist and was one of the Haymarket martyrs.
In 1916, the American Federation of Labor dedicated its new Washington, D.C. headquarters building at 9th Street and Massachusetts Avenue, Northwest. The building later became headquarters for the Plumbers and Pipefitters and the facade has now been incorporated into the new Marriott Marquis Washington, a union hotel.
In 1924, five newspaper boys from the Baltimore Evening Sun died when the steamer they were on caught fire. They are remembered every year at a West Baltimore cemetery, toasted by former staffers of the now-closed newspaper.
Today’s labor quote is by Albert Parsons, the pioneer American socialist and later anarchist newspaper editor, orator, and labor activist.
Albert Parsons, who said "Let the voice of the people be heard!"