Today in Labor History: June 3
A federal child labor law, enacted two years earlier, was declared unconstitutional – 1918
(Kids at work: Lewis Hine and the Crusade Against Child Labor: Your heart will be broken by this exceptional book’s photographs of children at backbreaking, often life-threatening work, and the accompanying commentary by author Russell Freedman. Photographer Lewis Hine – who himself died in poverty in 1940 – did as much, and perhaps more, than any social critic in the early part of the 20th century to expose the abuse of children, as young as three and four, by American capitalism.)
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Labor Quiz: Poor Boy
This Week’s Quiz: The “Poor Boy” sandwich got its name when…? Click here and you could be next week’s winner of a labor music CD!
Last Week’s Quiz: Which of the following union mergers never took place? Answer: They all happened. Writers into UAW, Chiropractors into Office Workers, Jewelry Workers into SEIU, Locomotive Engineers into IBT, Stoneworkers into Steelworkers. Congrats to Thaihevia Browder of the NSO in Franklin, La., this week’s quiz (and labor music CD) winner!