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- Today in Labor History: Weekend EditionFebruary 24 U.S. Supreme Court upholds Oregon state restrictions on the working hours of women, justified as necessary to protect their health. A laundry owner was fined $10 for making a female employee work more than 10 hours in a single day – 1908 Women and children textile strikers beaten by Lawrence, Mass., police during a […]
- Today in Labor History: February 23W.E.B. DuBois, educator and civil rights activist, born – 1868 The National Marine Engineers Association (now the Marine Engineers’ Beneficial Association), representing deck and engine officers on U.S. flag vessels, is formed at a convention in Cleveland, Ohio – 1875 The Journeyman Bakers’ National Union receives its charter from the American Federation of Labor – […]
- Today in Labor History: February 22Representatives of the Knights of Labor and the United Mine Workers meet in St. Louis with 20 other organizations to plan the founding convention of the People’s Party. Objectives: end political corruption, spread the wealth, and combat the oppression of the rights of workers and farmers – 1892 Albert Shanker dies at age 68. He […]