Today in Labor History: August 24; Cool Labor Site

Today in Labor History: August 242015.08.24-history-gatling.gun
The Gatling Gun Co.—manufacturers of an early machine gun—writes to B&O Railroad Co. President John W. Garrett during a strike, urging their product be purchased to deal with the “recent riotous disturbances around the country.” Says the company: “Four or five men only are required to operate (a gun), and one Gatling … can clear a street or block and keep it clear” – 1877

2015.08.24-website-polit.moneylineCool Labor Site: Political MoneyLine
Political MoneyLine is the leading source of comprehensive, timely and objective campaign finance and lobbying information. Political MoneyLine helps you analyze the flow of money through the political system by providing campaign donation and expenditure data from the 1979-80 election cycle through the most recent filings. A place to discover who (your boss, perhaps?) gave what to which Federal candidates.