Today in Labor History: August 11
Federal troops drive some 1,200 jobless workers from Washington D.C. Led by unemployed activist Charles “Hobo” Kelley, the group’s “soldiers” include young journalist Jack London and William Haywood, a young miner-cowboy called “Big Bill” – 1884
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Cool Labor Site: Berger-Marks Foundation
The mission of the Berger-Marks Foundation is to help organize women into unions by providing both financial support and camaraderie to people and organizations doing that work. The site features several useful, downloadable reports, including The Next Generation: A Handbook for Mentoring Future Union Leaders, and Women’s Committees in Worker Organizations. http://www.bergermarks.org/resources/reports.html