On this day in 1816 the term "scab" was coined by the Albany Typographical Union in reference to strike breaking.
On this day in 1982, the National Football League Association ended a strike that lasted 57 days.
During its run, the tabloid advocated industrial unionism, free speech, sexual freedom, and support for the Industrial Workers of the World.
Working-class and wealthier women gathered in Boston to found the Women's Trade Union League to support the efforts of women to organize labor unions.
Today in 1892, the New Orleans general strike, which was comprised of both black and white workers, began.
Today in 1919 the infamous Palmer Raids began.
On this date in 1863, at the height of the American Civil War, 18 countries met in Geneva to create the International Red Cross.
On October 24, 1940 the 40-hour workweek went into effect under the Fair Labor Standards Act. The new law had been signed by President Roosevelt in 1938.