Today in Labor History: Weekend Edition
September 6—Tony Boyle, former president of the United Mine Workers, is charged with murder in the 1969 deaths of former UMW rival Joseph A. Yablonski and his wife and daughter – 1973
September 7—Federal employees win the right to receive Workers’ Compensation insurance coverage – 1916
September 8—Employers give in to the demands of striking miners in McKees Rock, Pa., agree to improved working conditions, 15-percent hike in wages and elimination of a “pool system” that gave foremen control over each worker’s pay – 1909
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Labor Video: USPS Stamps
The U.S. Postal Service has issued a new series of stamps honoring America’s workers. Click here to watch the video.