Today in Labor History: May 11
Nationwide railway strike begins at Pullman, Ill. Nearly 260,000 railroad workers ultimately joined the strike to protest wage cuts by the Pullman Palace Car Co. – 1894
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Cool Labor Site: Tradeswomen, Inc.
Tradeswomen, Inc., California’s first organization for women in the trades, was founded in 1979 with three goals: recruit more women into building and construction trades, promote retention of women in the trades and develop tradeswomens’ capacity for leadership and career growth, on the job and in their unions. http://tradeswomen.org/