Today in Labor History: July 8
Labor organizer Ella Reeve “Mother” Bloor born on Staten Island, N.Y. Among her activities: investigating child labor in glass factories and mines, and working undercover in meat packing plants to verify for federal investigators the nightmarish working conditions that author Upton Sinclair had revealed in The Jungle – 1862
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Labor Quiz: Pizza Union
This Week’s Quiz: When was the nation’s first union of pizza drivers formed? Click here and you could be next week’s winner of a labor music CD!
Last Week’s Quiz: Who was president when the Occupational Safety and Health Act was signed. Answer: Richard Nixon signed the Occupational Safety and Health Act into law in 1970. Congrats to Karin Hart of the Peralta Federation of Teachers, Oakland, Calif., this week’s quiz (and labor music CD) winner!