Today in Labor History: March 24

Groundbreaking on the first section of the New York City subway system, from City Hall to2015.03.23—history-nyc-subwaythe Bronx. According to the New York Times, this was a worker’s review of the digging style of the well-dressed Subway Commissioners: “I wouldn’t give th’ Commish’ners foive cents a day fer a digging job. They’re too shtiff” – 1900
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