Today in Labor History: September 14; Cool Labor Site

Today in Labor History: September 14
Gastonia, N.C., textile mill striker and songwriter Ella May Wiggins, 29, a mother of five, is killed when local vigilantes and thugs force the pickup truck in which she is riding off the road and begin shooting – 1929

Cool Labor Site: The Samuel Gompers Papers
The Samuel Gompers Papers collects, annotates, and makes available, primary sources of American labor history of one of the nation’s leading trade unionists in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.  Founded by Stuart Kaufman in 1974, the project has published two microfilm series of union records and eleven volumes of Gompers’ papers.  Peter Albert and Grace Palladino are the project directors. http://www.gompers.umd.edu/