Coal mine collapses at Eccles, W.Va., killing 181 workers – 1914
A total of 119 die in Benwood, W.Va., coal mine disaster – 1924
United Wallpaper Craftsmen & Workers of North America merges with Pulp, Sulfite & Paper Mill Workers – 1958
American Federation of Hosiery Workers merges with Textile Workers Union of America – 1965
Congress creates OSHA, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. The AFL-CIO sets April 28 as “Workers Memorial Day” to honor the hundreds of thousands of workers killed and injured on the job every year – 1970
First “Take Our Daughters to Work Day,” promoted by the Ms. Foundation, to boost self-esteem of girls with invitations to a parent’s workplace – 1993
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