The school focused at least officially on industrial and agricultural education in keeping with Washington's pedagogy and philosophy
The textile workers' strike of 1934 was the largest strike in U.S. labor history at the time, involving as many as 500,000 textile workers from New England, the Mid-Atlantic states and the U.S. Southern states,.
On Sept. 17, 1862, Union and Confederate forces clashed at the Antietam, one of the most important battles of the Civil War.
Striking workers picketed the Walmart distribution center in Elwood, Illinois for the third day in a row this morning since they went on strike last Saturday.
Unionists and their allies protested at the Sept. 9 start of the latest round of talks on a planned Trans-Pacific Pact.
Some 200 delegates to Pride@Work - the LGBT affiliate of the AFL-CIO - put their theme of "Boots on the Ground" into action.
The tea party has taken over the Republican Party and produced "craziness" there and is responsible for the "tremendous war on workers" now being waged nationwide, Teamsters President James Hoffa says.
The strike followed years of lousy working conditions -- including 100-degree-plus interior temperatures -- and management refusal to even meet with them on the problems, much less listen.
The AFL-CIO expanded Wiggins' grave marker in 1979, to include the phrase, "She died carrying the torch of social justice."
Today in labor history in 1971, 11 AFSCME-represented prison employees and 33 inmates died after an uprising at Attica Correctional Facility in New York State and its subsequent bloody end with 1,000 police and national guard troops seizing the prison.