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On September 30, 1899, Mary “Mother” Jones organized the wives and daughters of striking coal miners in Arnot, Pennsylvania to descend on the mine and intimidate the scabs working there. This critical action succeeded and helped their men win their strike. In May 1899, about 1,000 men went on strike in Arnot, which is in […]
On August 26, 1922, the Trade Union Educational League under the leadership of William Z. Foster publicly met for the first time. This moment was a crucial history in the intersection of communism and the labor movement in the years after the success of the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia made communism the leading leftist ideology […]
On July 28, 1869, the Daughters of St. Crispin was founded. This was the first national women’s labor union in American history and, while short lived, a great example of early women’s strike activism. The Daughters of St. Crispin held their founding meeting in Lynn, Massachusetts, already a center of the American labor movement. In […]
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