Today in Labor History: March 3
The Davis-Bacon Act took effect today. It orders contractors on federally financed or assisted construction projects to pay wage rates equal to those prevailing in local construction trades – 1931
(Survival of the Fittest: This is a must-read for anyone in the building trades, especially younger workers. In clear, easy-to-read language it explains how to be successful in the trades and, directly linked to that success, how to make union construction thrive and prosper.)
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Cool Labor Site: Women We’d Like to Know
March is Women’s History Month. Click here to learn about the gutsy young women and girls who organized unions in the early textile mills, the immigrant teenagers who swelled the ranks of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union, and the Southern washerwomen who had the courage to stand up to wealthy, white Atlanta in 1881.