Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Today in Labor History

Western Federation of Miners formed in Butte, Mont. - 18932014.05.12history-iww
The Canadian government establishes the Department of Labour. It took the U.S. another four years - 1909
Some 10,000 IWW dock workers strike in Philadelphia - 1913
UAW President Douglas A. Fraser is named to the Chrysler Corp. board of directors, becoming the first union representative ever to sit on the board of a major U.S. corporation - 1980
Thousands of yellow cab drivers in New York City go on a 1-day strike in protest of proposed new regulations. “City officials were stunned by the (strike’s) success,” The New York Times reported - 1998

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