Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Today in Labor History

June 13

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

Tony 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.

  SOURCE: Union Communications Services, Inc.

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