Today in Labor History: Weekend Edition; Labor Video

Today in Labor History: Weekend Edition2014.04.28—history-trevellick
May 1—Mother Jones’ 100th birthday celebrated at the Burgess Farm in Adelphi, Md. She died six months later – 1930
May 2—Birth of Richard Trevellick, a ship carpenter, founder of American National Labor Union and later head of the National Labor Congress, America’s first national labor organization – 1830
May 3—Eugene V. Debs and other leaders of the American Railway Union are jailed for six months for contempt of court in connection with Pullman railroad car strike – 1895
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Labor Video: Labor History in Short Films
Learn about early efforts to limit child labor and improve workers’ lives by viewing several short videos available at  There’s some excellent historical footage of early industrial life, workers, and conflict (that follows an unavoidable 30 second commercial).

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