Labor History

Labor History


"History is a great teacher. Now everyone knows that the labor movement did not diminish the strength of the nation but enlarged it. By raising the living standards of millions, labor miraculously created a market for industry and lifted the whole nation to undreamed of levels of production. Those who attack labor forget these simple truths, but history remembers them." Martin Luther King Jr.

"Every advance in this half-century: Social Security, civil rights, Medicare, aid to education... one after another- came with the support and leadership of American Labor." Jimmy Carter

"It is one of the characteristics of a free and democratic nation that it have free and independent labor unions."
Franklin Delano Roosevelt

"Join the union, girls, and together say Equal Pay for Equal Work." Susan B. Anthony

"Without labor nothing prospers." -Sophocles

A Brief History of Unions

23 Things Everyone Should Know About the U.S. Labor Movement

History of Labor Day
Working Conditions in the Industrial Revolution
Importance of Collective Bargaining
National Labor Union/Colored National Labor Union
Great Railway Strike of 1877
Knights of Labor
Samuel Gompers and The American Federation of Labor
Eugene V. Debs and The Pullman Strike
Anthracite Coal Strike of 1902 and Theodore Roosevelt
Industrial Workers of the World and Mary Harris "Mother" Jones
Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters and A. Philip Randolph
March on Blair Mountain
Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO)
Wagner Act
The Sit-Down Strikes of the 1930s
Women During World War II
Eleanor Roosevelt and The Universal Declaration of Human Rights - Article 23
Taft-Hartley Act
Martin Luther King, Jr., and Labor Unions
United Farm Workers Union and Cesar Chavez
Employee Free Choice Act
The Music of Labor including Woody Guthrie

History of Guilds
Guilds - Wikipedia
Labor History Links
American Labor, 1830s - Present
American Labor 1830s - Present
A Curriculum of United States Labor for Teachers
A Labor Curriculum
Labor History on the Web - AFL-CIO
A Brief History of American Labor
An Eclectic List of Events in U.S. Labor History
Labor History Links
Labor History on the Internet
National Trades Union
The History of Labor Day
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Happy Labor DayAfrican-American Labor History Links
Child Labor in the U.S.
Mexican Immigrant Labor History
Women's History Labor Links
Yahoo Labor History
History of Labor Union from Colonial Times to 2009
Monroe County Labor Museum (Michigan)
Labor History Timeline
History of the Department of Labor
Women in Labor History
Labor History
Digital History - Labor History
American Women's History - Labor Unions
Labor HIstory Resources
History of Child Labor
Black Labor HIstory
National Colored Labor Union
Digital History - Great Railway Strike of 1877
Great Railway Strike of 1877 - Photos
The Great Railway Strike of 1877
Images of the Great Railway Strike of 1877
Knights of Labor
Knights of Labor
Terence Powderly - Knights of Labor
The New Knights of Labor
The Haymarket Square Riot
The Dramas of Haymarket
Haymarket Square Images
The Lucy Parsons Project
The Haymarket Square Incident
Labor Hall of Fame
Farmers Alliance
Populism Born in Agrarian Revolt
The Molly Maguires
Eugene Debs - 1904 - YouTube
The Homestead Strike
The Homestead Strike
The Pullman Strike
Mother Jones Collection
Mary Harris Jones - Mother Jones
The Trial of Bill Haywood (1907)
The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire (1911)
Images Triangle Factory Fire
Labor in the Progressive Era
Wobblies - Images
Industrial Workers of the World (Wobblies)
Elizabeth Gurley Flynn
The Women's Trade Union League
Women and Labor Unions
A Brief History of the United Mine Workers
John Mitchell The Ludlow Massacre - 1914
Song "The Ludlow Massacre" 2000 by Woody Guthri 2000 e
A. Philip Randolph
2000 Women's Labor History Links
1930s - Labor Unions Rise
Labor in the 1930s
Pecan Shellers Strike in Texas
Labor Unions During the Great Depression and New Deal
Eleanor Roosevelt Labor Quotes
Why Eleanor Roosevelt? She Was One of Us.
Workers Should Join Trade Unions by Eleanor Roosevelt
The Flint Sit=Down Strike
Big Labor Matured with the World War II Generation
The Bracero Program
Women in the Labor Movement
Rosie the Riveter on YouTube
Women in the Workplace and Labor Unions
Labor in the 1960s
Martin Luther King, Jr., Quotes about Labor Unions
Martin Luther King: Champion of Labor
A Condensed History of Labor since the 1960s
Unions in the 1970s
United Farm Workers in Texas
Dolores Huerta
Cesar Chavez Quotes
Cesar Chavez Quotes
Cesar Chavez Quotes
Cesar Chavez Images
Labor in the 1980s and 90s
Lessons of PATCO
Troubles of U.S. Labor Eased Since 1986
10 Best Labor Songs
The Redneck War of 1921
Working and Union Songs
Classic Labor Songs
Labor Union Quotes
Labor Quotes
Labor Quotes
Labor Quotes
National Labor Relations Board
Barack Obama Labor Day Speech 2008
Barack Obama "I Believe in Unions" Speech
President Signals End of to Bush Anti-Labor Policies
Barack Obama Labor Quote
Bureau of Labor Statistics
History of Labor Unions Statistics
Labor Statistics
Union Membership Rates
Collective Bargaining FAQs
Employee Free Choice Act Ad
Labor Arts
Labor Jokes

Anti-Labor Resources:
Labor Union Membership in Light of Scripture
Anti-Union Cartoon - 1901
Union Facts
Anti-Labor Campaign
National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation
Ronald Reagan's War on Labor
The Cheney Clan - Anti-Labor's Newest Stars
How the Employees Free Choice Act Takes Away Workers' Rights

Wanda Downing Jones, El Centro College