Feb. 4, 1825: The Ohio legislature authorizes construction of the 249-mile Miami and Erie Canal, to connect Toledo to Cincinnati. More than 4,000 workers, mostly recent immigrants from Ireland and elsewhere, work from sunrise to sunset, earning 30 cents Continue reading
Monthly Archives: February 2015
The Month of January In American Labor History
“The labor movement was the principal force that transformed misery and despair into hope and progress.” – Martin Luther King, Jr. (Born January 15, 1929)
January 27, 1734: New York City maids organize to improve working conditions.
January 29, 1834: Responding to unrest among Irish laborers building the Continue reading