Congress creates a Bureau of Labor, under the Interior Dept. It later
became independent as a Dept. of Labor without executive status in the
Dept. of Commerce and Labor; in 1913 it became the Dept. of Labor we
know today - 1884
Mazzocchi born in Brooklyn, N.Y. An activist and officer in the Oil,
Chemical and Atomic Workers union, he was a mentor to Karen Silkwood, a
founder of the Labor Party and a prime mover behind the 1970 passage of
the Occupational Safety and Health Act - 1926 Click here for a great
video touching on the full range and scope of Tony's vision of working class empowerment.
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