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By Andrew Ruppenstein, December 3, 2011
Golden Sheaf Bakery Sign and Sheaf
California (Alameda County), Berkeley — Golden Sheaf Bakery AnnexCity of Berkeley Landmark - designated in 1978 — Clinton Day, Architect, 1905 * Jim Novosel, Architect, 2000
Listed on the National Record of Historic Places In 1877, English immigrant John G. Wright founded the Golden Sheaf, Berkeley's first wholesale/retail bakery. The original bakery, with a public dining room, stood around the corner on Shattuck . . . — Map (db m50360) HM
California (Alameda County), Berkeley — Toveri Tupa – Finnish HallAugust Trille, Designer, 1908 — Listed on the National Register of Historic Places
City of Berkeley Landmark designated in 1979 Toward the end of the 19th-century, a large Finnish immigrant community was located in west Berkeley. Together they constructed this wooden building which integrates traditional Finnish and American . . . — Map (db m53834) HM
California (Alameda County), Berkeley — Workingman’s Hall1879 — Berkeley History
Originally located at Sixth and Delaware streets, this simple wooden building was constructed by volunteers from the Workingman’s Club, a west Berkeley political organization. Built as a reading room for laborers, it was used briefly as Berkeley’s . . . — Map (db m53836) HM
California (Alameda County), Oakland — 1946 General Strike
Site of the 1946 General Strike when Woman Retail Clerks fought For the Right to Organize a Union — Map (db m72701) HM
California (Alameda County), Oakland — C. L. DellumsJanuary 3, 1900 – December 6, 1989
I am the Master of my fate / I am the Captain of my soul Sculptor: Carol Tarzier Funded by Federal Transportation Enhancement Activities Grant Commissioned by City of Oakland Public Works Agency encircling the base 1923 - . . . — Map (db m71326) HM
California (Alameda County), Oakland — Oakland Rails
Railroad Heritage The opening of the transcontinental railroad in 1869 reduced travel time between the East and West Coats from as much as four months by sea to just six days. The Central Pacific made Oakland its western terminus. In 1871, . . . — Map (db m71297) HM
California (Contra Costa County), Antioch — The Cannery Lady
In the early 19th century many canneries operated throughout California. The rich agricultural and fishing areas of east Contra Costa County hosted a number of canneries and packing sheds. The picturesque Antioch waterfront was home to two canneries . . . — Map (db m18292) HM
California (Contra Costa County), Richmond — Rosie the Riveter MemorialHonoring American Women's Labor During WWII
The area where you are now standing was alive with activity during World War II, when it was known as Kaiser Shipyard #2. It was one of four shipyards carved from Richmond's coastline to serve the war effort. The Rosie the Riveter Memorial . . . — Map (db m94433) HM WM
California (Kern County), Delano — The Forty Acres
Has been designated a National Historic Landmark. This property possesses national significance in commemorating the history of the United States of America. Forty Acres embodies and conveys multiple layers of national significance . . . — Map (db m54836) HM
California (Los Angeles County), San Fernando — César Chávez Memorial — March 31, 1927 - April 23, 1993
Panel 1: “Show me the suffering of the most miserable So I will know my people’s plight.” “Free me to pray for others For you are present in every person.” “Help me take responsibility for my . . . — Map (db m79107) HM
California (Los Angeles County), San Pedro — American Merchant Marine Veterans Memorial
Panel 1: American Merchant Marine Veterans Memorial The United States Merchant Marine has faithfully served our country in times of war and peace, hauling life and cargo to every corner of the world. This memorial is . . . — Map (db m67059) HM
California (Los Angeles County), San Pedro — American Merchant Marine Veterans Memorial Wall of Honor
American Merchant Marine Veterans Veterans Memorial Wall of Honor Dedication: National Maritime Day, May 22, 2003 [List of state and local government officials] Gene Frank Construction, Builder Randall B. Montgomery, Engraver . . . — Map (db m50928) HM
California (Los Angeles County), San Pedro — Harry Bridges MemorialILWU
Panel 1: Harry Bridges 1901 – 1990 Founder of the ILWU Panel 2: Harry Bridges was an Australian seaman who came ashore and started longshoring in San Francisco in 1922. Unsafe working conditions, corrupt . . . — Map (db m72148) HM
California (Los Angeles County), San Pedro — 1021 — Liberty Hill
In 1923 the Marine Transport Industrial Workers Union 510, a branch of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), called a strike that immobilized 90 ships here in San Pedro. The Union protested low wages, bad working conditions, and imprisonment of . . . — Map (db m42107) HM
California (Monterey County), Monterey — John “Bricky” Crivello1911-2005
John “Bricky” Crivello, a key figure in the Monterey Fisherman’s Union for 67 years, was instrumental in the passage of Senate Bill 1213 which provided unemployment benefits to all California fishermen. Due to Bricky’s relentless . . . — Map (db m68861) HM
California (Monterey County), Soledad — Cesar Chavez ParkIn Commemoration and Appreciation — Dedicated on March 31, 2008
"Preservation of one's own culture does not require contempt or disrespect of other cultures." Cesar E. Chavez (1927-1993) Cesar Chavez was a Mexican American Labor leader & cofounder of the United Farm Worker (UFW). Cesar Chavez was . . . — Map (db m26874) HM
California (Plumas County), Cromberg — Sloat Towne Hall
The Sloat Towne Hall is the only remaining public building in Sloat. It was built in 1935 as a union and meeting hall, and was donated by the United Independent Workers’ Union to the community in 1956. The town of Sloat once boasted a population . . . — Map (db m56554) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — California Labor SchoolUptown Tenderloin Lost Landmarks — 1947 - 1951
An ethnically diverse student body experienced a “Worker's Culture” here through painting, dance, music, theater, labor history and social science courses. Such artists as Anton Refregier, Ralph Stackpole, and Pablo O'Higgins taught . . . — Map (db m91526) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Captain Shorey
Born in Barbados, West Indies in 1859, Captain William Thomas Shorey served as the only black captain on the Pacific Coast during the rise of San Francisco as America's principal whaling port. Captain Shorey, known as "Black Ahab" by his crew, took . . . — Map (db m92827) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — In Memory of Howard Sperry and Nick Bordoise
In memory of Howard Sperry and Nick Bordoise, who gave their lives on Bloody Thursday, July 5, 1934, so that all working people might enjoy a greater measure of dignity and security. Sperry and Bordoise were fatally shot by San Francisco police . . . — Map (db m26162) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — The Big Strike
Revolution in San Francisco; July 6. 1934...Blood ran red in the streets of San Francisco yesterday. In the darkest day this city has known since April 18, 1906, one thousand embattled police held at bay five thousand longshoremen and their . . . — Map (db m92869) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — The Garcia and Maggini WarehouseSan Francisco Landmark No. 229
At this location, on July 3, 1934, a dramatic clash occured, one that eventually touched the nation. Longshoremen, sailors, teamsters, and other waterfront workers had closed down Pacific coast shipping since May, in what came to be known as "The . . . — Map (db m21179) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — The Matson Line
From 1926 until 1970, Piers 30 and 32 were famous as the San Francisco base of operations of the Matson Line, founded by Captain William Matson, who in 1882 borrowed $4,000 from a scow schooner man to buy shares in the sailing schooner Emma . . . — Map (db m92899) HM
California (Santa Clara County), San Jose — Labor Temple
The San José Labor Temple, located at 72 North Second Street, was a hub of the city’s turn of the century labor movement. It was established informally between 1901 and 1903 by Harry Ryan, an early San José labor leader, and Jack London, the famous . . . — Map (db m30444) HM
California (Yuba County), Wheatland — 1003 — Durst Hop RanchSite of Wheatland Hop Riot — August 3, 1913
Second major labor dispute in the U.S.A. Initiated by the I.W.W. Labor movement. — Map (db m57628) HM
Colorado (Teller County), Victor — Labor Wars
Miners Win 8-hour Day Underground gold mining was difficult, dangerous, labor intensive work. Two major labor conflicts between the Association of Mine Owners and the Western Federation of Mines (WFM) Labor Union changed Victor and Gold . . . — Map (db m46892) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Downtown — Linotype Model 31Line-Casting Machine
The Linotype was introduced in Baltimore in 1883 by Ottmar Mergenthaler, a German-born inventor. By replacing hand-set type with machine-set type, the speed of composition was vastly increased by this important advance in printing. This machine . . . — Map (db m29511) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Federal Triangle — 11 — From Workers to EnvironmentMake No Little Plans — Federal Triangle Heritage Trail
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, whose mission is to protect human health and the environment, has occupied the majority of offices in this block since 2001. EPA West (this building), the adjacent Mellon Auditorium, and the EPA East . . . — Map (db m57210) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Mount Vernon Square/Shaw — 2 of 17 — For the Working PeopleMidcity at the Crossroads — Shaw Heritage Trail
"There is not a wrong too long endured that we are not determined to abolish." Samuel Gompers. This large office building opened in 1916 as the headquarters of the American Federation of Labor. With 2.5 million members, this union was the . . . — Map (db m22625) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Northwest — United Mine Workers of America Building
Has been designated a National Historic Landmark This site possesses national significance in commemorating the history of the United States of America Associated with the American Labor Movement since the 1930's, this building served for over two . . . — Map (db m19990) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — 16 — Cesar Chavez1927 - 1993
Led by his desire to secure a better quality of life for migrant farm workers, Cesar Chavez helped found the United Farm Workers of America, the first effective farm workers' union in the United States. Under his leadership of nonviolent protest, . . . — Map (db m15471) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — Joseph Baer Danzansky1914-1979 — Humanitarian …Businessman…Washingtonian
“All my life I have had a love affair with the City of Washington.” In a time of racial strife he brought reconciliation and mutual respect. In the struggle between management and labor he worked for reason and moderation. In a . . . — Map (db m92230) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — 1 — Racing at BrightwoodBattleground to Community — Brightwood Heritage Trail
Fresh Water Springs in this pleasant high ground once drew European settlers. Farmers called the area "Crystal Spring." In 1859 the half-mile Crystal Spring Racetrack opened on land to your left. For 75 cents, Washingtonians hopped a stagecoach . . . — Map (db m72815) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — Samuel Gompers 1850 - 1924The Extra Mile — Points of Light Volunteer Pathway
As founder and 37-year president of the American Federation of Labor (AFL), Samuel Gompers is credited with winning unprecedented rights and protections for the American worker. Never wavering in his belief that power for the worker lay in . . . — Map (db m92227) HM
Florida (Hillsborough County), Tampa — F-384 — German-American Club
Organized in 1901, the German-American Club was one of the few non-latin ethnic clubs in Tampa. Club members laid the cornerstone for a building on the northeast corner of Nebraska Avenue and 11th Avenue on February 23, 1908, followed by a . . . — Map (db m32372) HM
Florida (Putnam County), Crescent City — F-564 — Asa Philip Randolph
Civic Rights Activist, Trade Union Leader, Crusader for Justice. 1889–1979. “Salvation for a race, nation or class must come from within. Freedom is never granted; it is won. Justice is never given; it is exacted.” Asa . . . — Map (db m5514) HM
Georgia (Glynn County), St. Simons Island — 063-34A — The Wesley Oak
Not far from this spot stood the "great tree" under which Charles Wesley had prayers and preached, March 14, 1736, the first Sunday after his arrival. There were about twenty people present, among whom was Mr. Oglethorpe. A year later, Georgia . . . — Map (db m12370) HM
Georgia (Sumter County), Plains — Old Bank Building
Plains Bank was organized in 1901 by R. S. Oliver, who served as president. W. L. Thomas, vice president, and C. C. Lunsford as cashier. The Plains Bank belonged to a chain of eighty three banks operated by Banker's Trust Company of Atlanta. The . . . — Map (db m73060) HM
Illinois (Bureau County), Cherry — Cherry Mine Disaster
Just north of town are remnants of the Cherry Coal Mine, where 259 miners lost their lives in one of the worst mine disasters in United States history. The St. Paul Coal Company began mining coal at Cherry in 1905 and by 1909 was mining 300,000 . . . — Map (db m36734) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Site of the Haymarket Tragedy
(plaque 1) On the evening of May 4th, 1886, a tragedy of international significance unfolded on this site in Chicago’s Haymarket produce district. An outdoor meeting had been hastily organized by anarchist activists to protest the violent . . . — Map (db m47728) HM
Illinois (Grundy County), Diamond — The Diamond Mine Disaster
The Diamond Mine of the Wilmington Coal Mining and Manufacturing Company, located near Braidwood on the Grundy-Will County line, was the site of a major mine disaster in Illinois. The mine was on a marshy tract of land that had no natural . . . — Map (db m6868) HM
Illinois (Vermilion County), Danville — Workers Memorial — Vermilion County, Illinois
Mourn for              Fight for   the Dead              the Living Remember Vermilion County Workers Killed on the Job Left Column of Names David Farnsworth - Danville PBPA • Charles Deck - UAW # 579 • David . . . — Map (db m10556) HM
Illinois (Vermilion County), Westville — Memorial To Westville Area Coal Miners
They made this community the melting pot of nations and proved that men of all nationalities and creeds can work and live together. "To the men who went to work below allowing the top to build and grow giving their labors in brawn and sweat . . . — Map (db m11393) HM
Indiana (Marion County), Indianapolis — 49.1999.1 — Bowen-Merrill Fire / Indianapolis Fire Department
Side A:Bowen-Merrill FireOn March 17, 1890 the Bowen-Merrill Company stationery and book store at 16-18 West Washington Street caught fire. Eighty-six firemen fought the blaze. The wood framed roof and floors collapsed, dropping many . . . — Map (db m41185) HM
Indiana (Vigo County), Terre Haute — Charles Luna
1906 - - - - - 1992 President, Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen 1963 - 1969 President, United Transportation Union 1969 - 1972 Contributing six decades to the Rail Labor Movement, Charles Luna began working as a Yard . . . — Map (db m58537) HM
Indiana (Vigo County), Terre Haute — 84.1992.1 — Home of Eugene V. Debs
Debs (1855-1926) was leading pioneer in industrial unionism, social reformer, and peace advocate. Founded American Railway Union, 1893; cofounded American Socialist Part, 1900; and ran five times for United States Presidency. Home built in . . . — Map (db m8928) HM
Indiana (Vigo County), Terre Haute — Jerry Wurf
1919 - - - - - 1981 President, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), 1964 - 1981 As president of AFSCME, Jerry Wurf was responsible for the union’s growth from 240,000 to one million . . . — Map (db m58579) HM
Indiana (Vigo County), Terre Haute — Joseph A. Beirne
1911 - - - - - 1974 President Communications Workers of America 1938 - 1974 Joseph Beirne helped found the CWA in 1938, and served as President until 1974, helping develop CWA into the largest communications union in the . . . — Map (db m58536) HM
Indiana (Vigo County), Terre Haute — Michael J. Quill
1905 - - - - - 1966 Co-Founder and First International President of Transport Workers Union of America, AFL-CIO (1934–1966) 1934 - - - Elected President of Transport Workers. Organizing Subway, Bus and other Transit . . . — Map (db m58581) HM
Indiana (Vigo County), Terre Haute — Mother Jones
1830 - - - - - - 1930 Field Organizer, United Mine Workers of America “The most dangerous woman in America” A teacher and seamstress, Mary Harris “Mother” Jones began her crusade for workers’ . . . — Map (db m58469) HM
Indiana (Vigo County), Terre Haute — Patrick E. Gorman
1892 - - - - - 1980 International President, 1923 – 1942 International Secretary-Treasurer, 1942 – 1976 Chairman of the Board, 1976 – 1979 Amalgamated Meat Cutters & Butcher Workmen of North America . . . — Map (db m58585) HM
Indiana (Vigo County), Terre Haute — Patrick J. Quinlan
1849 - - - - - 1893 President United Association of Journeyman and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipefitting Industry of the United States and Canada 1889 - 1892 A plumber born in Boston, Massachusetts, Patrick J. . . . — Map (db m58540) HM
Indiana (Vigo County), Terre Haute — Peter J. McGuire — Father of Labor Day
1852 – 1906 Founder and General Secretary United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America 1881 – 1901 Father of Labor Day Peter J. McGuire was founder of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters . . . — Map (db m58495) HM
Indiana (Vigo County), Terre Haute — Philip Murray
1886 - - - - - 1952 President United Steelworkers of America 1936 - 1952 Congress of Industrial Organization 1940 - 1952 Philip Murray went into the coal mines as a boy of 16. By 1916 he had risen through the ranks of . . . — Map (db m58560) HM
Indiana (Vigo County), Terre Haute — Samuel Gompers
1850 - - - - - 1924 Born in London, Jan. 27, 1850. Apprentice Shoemaker, 1860. U. S. Immigrant and member Cigarmakers Local 144, New York City, 1863. President, Local 144, 1876. Leader in convening Federation of Trades and Labor Unions, . . . — Map (db m58468) HM
Indiana (Vigo County), Terre Haute — Sidney Hillman
1887 - - - - - 1946 President Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America 1914 – 1946 Chairman Textile Workers Organizing Committee 1937 – 1939 Sidney Hillman was a labor giant. He provided leadership for . . . — Map (db m58586) HM
Indiana (Vigo County), Terre Haute — Walter Philip Reuther
1907 - - - - - 1970 “- - - - Whose memory is enshrined in the hearts of all of us.” Born at Wheeling, W. Va. Sept. 1, 1907, the son of Valentine and Anna Reuther. One of four brothers, the oldest Theodore and two younger . . . — Map (db m58538) HM
Indiana (Vigo County), Terre Haute — William D. "Big Bill" Haywood
1869 - - - - - 1928 Co-Founder and General Secretary-Treasurer, International Workers of the World, 1905-1921 Secretary-Treasurer, Western Federation of Miners, 1901-1906 Haywood’s visionary leadership as . . . — Map (db m58488) HM
Indiana (Vigo County), Terre Haute — William H. Sylvis
1828 - - - - - 1869 Born - Armagh, Pa. November 26, 1828 Died - Philadelphia, Pa. July 27, 1869 America’s First National Labor Leader. Founder, National Union of Iron Moulders, July 5, 1859 Founder, . . . — Map (db m58496) HM
Kansas (Crawford County), Pittsburg — Alexander Howat — Miners’ Memorial at Immigrant Park
Among the many significant European immigrants in Kansas history is Alexander Howat, President of District 14 of the United Mine Workers of America. He was chiefly responsible for the organization of a powerful and militant union membership in the . . . — Map (db m35668) HM
Kansas (Crawford County), Pittsburg — Southeast Kansas Coal MiningThe Three Phases of Coal Mining in the Weir-Pittsburg Coal Field — Miners' Memorial at Immigrant Park
Phase One: Pioneer Mining The coal fields of Cherokee and Crawford Counties covered over 300 square miles of land, making it a prime area for coal mining. When early settlers first moved into the area in the 1800's, they were amazed to see . . . — Map (db m35571) HM
Kansas (Crawford County), Pittsburg — The Amazon Army — Miners’ Memorial at Immigrant Park
The women’s march of 1921 epitomizes the spirit of the Kansas Balkans, an area known for its rich cultural heritage and turbulent strike-ridden history. On December 12 of that year, 3,000 (by some reports up to 6,000) women—wives and other . . . — Map (db m35692) HM
Kansas (Crawford County), Pittsburg — The Weir - Pittsburg Coalfield — Miners’ Memorial at Immigrant Park
With the discovery of coal in Cherokee and Crawford Counties in the late 1860's, thousands came to work the mines. Some came from American towns and cities but most were immigrants from Europe. Over fifty nationalities settled in this area. Many . . . — Map (db m35522) HM
Kentucky (Henderson County), Henderson — Workers Memorial
Mourn for the dead, fight for the living. An injury to one is an injury to all. Dedicated on April 29.2006 to the women and men who have lost their lives on the job. — Map (db m89392) HM
Kentucky (McCracken County), Paducah — Union Labor
Union labor helped build Paducah, including the flood wall on which this mural appears. Unions in construction, business, industry and government helped create a large middle class in Western KY especially after World War II. The region's earliest . . . — Map (db m48502) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Great Railroad Strike of 1877
The first national strike began July 16, 1877, with Baltimore and Ohio Railroad workers in Martinsburg, West Virginia, and Baltimore Maryland. It spread across the nation halting rail traffic and closing factories in reaction to widespread worker . . . — Map (db m63862) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Adelphi — Mother Jones“Grand Old Champion of Labor”
Mary Harris “Mother” Jones, the legendary labor organizer, spent a life fighting for unions and the rights of workers. She died at the Burgess Farm near here on November 30, 1930, aged 100 years. — Map (db m61188) HM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), New Bedford — Commonwealth of Toil
Longshoremen’s Union. On this site in 1936, Cape Verdean and Portuguese dockworkers formed Locals 1413 and 1465 of the International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA). Prior to organizing, these dockworkers were chosen daily, based only on their . . . — Map (db m1614) HM
Michigan (Bay County), Bay City — L1413 — "Ten Hours or No Sawdust"
Side 1 When Bay City's sawmills opened in 1885, mill owners notified workers that wages would be 12 to 25 percent lower than in 1884. On July 6, 1885, Bay City millhands began to walk off the job. Their slogan, "Ten Hours or No Sawdust," . . . — Map (db m33693) HM
Michigan (Houghton County), Calumet — 1337 — The Italian Hall / Italian Hall Tragedy
Side A The Italian Hall The building that stood on this site was called the Italian Hall, and was home to the Societa Mutua Beneficenza Italiana, which aided immigrants and others in need. Built in 1908, the hall housed a saloon . . . — Map (db m76300) HM
Michigan (Monroe County), Monroe — "Newton" Strike
In spring 1937, the eyes of the nation were on Monroe. The Steel Workers Organizing Committee had organized a handful of workers at Republic’s Newton facility. On June 10, about 120 pickets confronted over 1,000 non-unionized workers and . . . — Map (db m67513) HM
Michigan (Washtenaw County), Ypsilanti — S0509 — Willow Run
[Marker Front]: Willow Run (1941-1953) After entering World War II in 1941, America desperately needed military equipment and supplies. The Ford Motor Company had begun building this factory in April 1941. Outstanding industrial . . . — Map (db m14296) HM
Minnesota (Brown County), New Ulm — Arbeiter Hall1873 — Historic Downtown New Ulm
The town gained a new venue for public events in 1873 with the opening of Arbeiter Hall. The local Arbeiterverein, or Workers' Association, organized in 1871, primarily as a workers' insurance association. The two-story brick building had a . . . — Map (db m67093) HM
Minnesota (Hennepin County), Minneapolis — The Barrel-Makers' Co-ops — Saint Anthony Falls Heritage Trail
The red brick building at the corner of Third Avenue and First Street was one of many factories that supplied the barrels used for flour. Called coopers, the skilled workers who made barrels pioneered a new role for labor in Minneapolis. When their . . . — Map (db m44523) HM
Minnesota (St. Louis County), Hibbing — Finnish Workers Hall
The Finnish people were one of the first ethnic groups to arrive in this area in the late 1890's and early 1900's. They built this building on this site in 1909. It was used for stage plays, dances and other social events put on for the Finnish . . . — Map (db m5144) HM
Missouri (Jasper County), Webb City — The Kneeling Miner1976 and 2006
This statue dedicated in honor of the hardrock miner, his family and those who served the Webb City District mining industry during the past century. The Kneeling Miner, circa 1976 Jack E. Dawson [sculptor] Originally sculpted in . . . — Map (db m37319) HM
Montana (Carbon County), Red Lodge — Labor Temple
Red Lodge Miner’s Local No. 1771 had grown to more than a thousand members when this labor temple was built in 1909. The United Mine Workers of America organized nationally in 1896 and by 1898, Local No. 1771 had 200 members. The building is a . . . — Map (db m45412) HM
Montana (Granite County), Philipsburg — Miner's Union Hall
Built in 1890 at a cost of $23,000, this three-story building was once the social center of a bustling mining town. The first floor was constructed of native granite. The cast iron front held 6 large windows and small colored glass panes. The upper . . . — Map (db m49628) HM
Nebraska (Douglas County), Omaha — Labor

This monument, titled Labor, is a salute to the dedication and hard work of all those who built the grand city of Omaha. It is a tribute to the men and women who worked for and continue to forge a better life for themselves, their . . . — Map (db m83300) HM

Nebraska (Douglas County), Omaha — Omaha Firefighters MemorialHonor • Tradition
As pioneers settled in small towns and villages across Nebraska, the shout of “Fire” summoned fear and panic in every person who heard it. If they were lucky, bucket brigades could save part of a burning building and its surrounding . . . — Map (db m58037) HM
Nebraska (Douglas County), Omaha — Union Walk
This Union Walk is a reminder to all of our citizens, as well as a salute to the unionized men and women from all walks of life, who invested their energy, the sweat of their brow, and sometimes even their lives to forge a better life for . . . — Map (db m63498) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Hoover Dam — They Laboured that Millions might see a Brighter Day
In Memory of our Fellowmen who lost their lives in the construction of this dam. — Map (db m1312) HM
Nevada (Eureka County), Eureka — Charcoal Burners Massacred Aug. 18, 1879
Giovanni Pedroni Marcellus Locatelli Teodoro Zesta Pompeo Pattini Antonio Canonica Charcoal Burners Massacred Aug. 18, 1879 By A Sheriff's Posse Southwest Of The Fish Creek Ranch — Map (db m89510) HM
Nevada (Storey County), Virginia City — 30 — Old Miners Union Hall
The Miners Union was organized in 1867. The Union fought for recognition, safety, family welfare, and a living wage $4.00 per day. This building, owned and maintained since 1913 by Aerie 532 F. O. E., was built in 1876. The original hall was . . . — Map (db m21955) HM
Nevada (Storey County), Virginia City — The Glory of Solidarity and Fraternity
In Sept. 1864, while Atlanta smoldered, the first use of military force to allay labor unrest in the West occurred when Governor J. W. Nye ordered 2 companies of Calvary from Fort Churchill to end a strike by The Story County Miner’s League. The . . . — Map (db m21957) HM
New Jersey (Atlantic County), Atlantic City — Atlantic City Workers Monument
Dedicated to the men and women of organized labor who lost their lives while working on the redevelopment of Atlantic City We honor these workers [List of 25 names follow] "You will always be remembered" Erected April . . . — Map (db m36947) HM
New Jersey (Mercer County), Princeton — March of the Mill Children100th Anniversary
Princeton, New Jersey July 1903 – July 2003 Mary Harris “Mother” Joneswas a crusader for workers’ rights. She led several hundred children who worked in the textile mills on a march from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to President . . . — Map (db m44850) HM
New Jersey (Passaic County), Haledon — American Labor MuseumBotto House National Landmark
1913 Sunday Rallies-As many as 20,000 silk workers used Haledon’s Botto House as a focal point for rallies during a seven month strike. The second floor balcony served as a speaker’s platform for famous leaders of America & Europe.

Gift of . . . — Map (db m94679) HM

New Jersey (Passaic County), Haledon — The Botto HouseWomen’s Heritage Trail — Maria Botto
The Botto House was the focal point for striking workers during the Paterson Silk Strike of 1913. Eva Botto (standing in this photo) daughter of Pietro and Maria Botto, and a striking silk mill worker, appears with a friend (seated left) and labor . . . — Map (db m94678) HM
New Mexico (Grant County), Hanover — Ladies Auxiliary of Local 890Mine Mill & Smelter — (1951-1952)
After eight failed negotiating sessions and the expiration of their labor contract, Mexican-American workers at nearby Empire Zinc mine struck for wage and benefit equality. When an injunction prohibited union members from picketing, the women - . . . — Map (db m38229) HM
New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — F. D. N. Y.
To the men of the Fire Department who died at the call of duty at this site on August 2 1978 Soldiers in a war that never ends Lieutenant James E Cutillo Bat 33 Eng 276 Firefighter 1st Gr Charles Bouton Ladder Co 156 Firefighter 1st Gr . . . — Map (db m39461) HM
New York (Montgomery County), Amsterdam — "Mother Lake"
Leonora Barry - Lake 1849 - 1930 Millhand Elected Knights of Labor National Head. Credited for First Mill Inspection Law. George E. Pataki, Governor Map (db m77591) HM
New York (Nassau County), Glen Cove — Carpenters1914 World War 1918
In honor of the members of Local Union No. 1093 who served their country in the World War 1914 – 1918 Adam Donaldson • Frank S. Boday • Louis Myers • Edw. Nordstrom • Frank Hoebich • Everett Wicks • Patrick Hanlon • Daniel Murdock • Fred . . . — Map (db m65203) HM
New York (New York County), New York — DC 37 September 11, 2001 Memorial
In memory of the DC37 members who perished on September 11, 2001 at the World Trade Center The Rev Mychal Judge, chaplain, Local 299 Carlos Lillo, paramedic, Local 2507 Ricardo Quinn, EMS Lieutenant, Local 3621 Chet Louie, OTB betting clerk, . . . — Map (db m35192) HM
New York (New York County), New York — Union Square ParkNational Historic Landmark
This site possesses national significance in commemorating the history of the United States of America. Here workers exercised their rights to free speech and assembly and on September 5, 1882, observed the first Labor Day. — Map (db m24423) HM
New York (Rensselaer County), Troy — Kate Mullany House
Kate Mullany House has been designated a National Historic Landmark This house possesses national significance in commemorating the history of the United States of America. Kate Mullany, an Irish Immigrant, laundry worker, and a nationally . . . — Map (db m40827) HM
New York (Rensselaer County), Troy — Welcome to the Collar City!
The detachable shirt collar was invented in Troy in 1827 by a local housewife, Hannah Montague. Form more than a hundred years, various styles of the stiff cotton collars were worn by merchants, businessmen and other "white collar" workers. Troy . . . — Map (db m66836) HM
North Carolina (Alamance County), Burlington — Neighbors Divided
Industrialization came to the South later than it had in the North. The first generation of mill workers were transplanted farmers who had no tradition of labor unions. The nature of the mill village also made organized labor difficult. The mill . . . — Map (db m33311) HM
North Carolina (Durham County), Durham — G-114 — Rural Credit Union
Lowes Grove credit union, first in South, formed to serve local farmers. Est. Dec. 9, 1915, on initiative of John Sprunt Hill — Map (db m71344) HM
North Carolina (Forsyth County), Winston-Salem — J 115 — Tobacco Unionism
Strike by leaf workers, mostly black and female, June 17, 1943, ½ mile W., led to seven years of labor & civil rights activism by Local 22. — Map (db m75569) HM
North Carolina (Gaston County), Gastonia — O 81 — Loray Strike
A strike in 1929 at the Loray Mill, 200 yards S., left two dead and spurred opposition to labor unions statewide. — Map (db m70045) HM
North Carolina (Nash County), Rocky Mount — E-118 — Operation Dixie
Black leaf house workers in eastern N.C. unionized in 1946. First pro-union vote, at tobacco factory 1 block W., precursor to civil rights movement. — Map (db m48914) HM
Ohio (Allen County), Lima — Veterans Freedom Flag Monument
The Veterans Freedom Flag Monument dedicated May 22, 2010 to Veterans who made the sacrifice for freedom around the world, those who currently serve in the military and those who will serve in the future. Built entirely through the donations of . . . — Map (db m63076) WM
Ohio (Athens County), Millfield — Millfield Coal Mine DisasterNovember 5, 1930
Ohio's worst mine disaster occurred in this Sunday Creek Coal Company mine when an explosion killed 82 persons. Among the dead were the company's top executives who were in the mine inspecting new safety equipment. Nine hours after the explosion, . . . — Map (db m15611) HM
Ohio (Athens County), Millfield — Millfield Mine No. 6 - 1205 Disaster
In memory of the Millfield Mine No. 6 - 1205 disaster Nov. 5, 1930 Roy Andrews• J. H. Bergin• Delmar Bower• John Bower• George Brown• Sam Brown• William Brown• Paul Burgess• Alex Burmich• Joe Butsko• John Butsko Michael . . . — Map (db m15614) HM
Ohio (Athens County), Nelsonville — 6-5 — The Hocking Valley Coal Strike1884-1885
Side A: Following a wage reduction from 70 to 60 cents per ton after many Hocking Valley coal mines consolidated in 1883, the Ohio Miners' Amalgamated Association struck on June 23, 1884. The operators responded by offering an even smaller . . . — Map (db m37019) HM
Ohio (Auglaize County), Wapakoneta — 3-6 — Dudley Nichols
Dudley Nichols was born in Wapakoneta in 1895, the son of Dr. Grant and Mary Mean Nichols. He spent his childhood in a home on this site and graduated from Blume High School before leaving Ohio. After working as a journalist in new York City, he . . . — Map (db m92116) HM
Ohio (Coshocton County), Coshocton — William Green
March 3, 1870 – November 21, 1952. William Green, President of the American Federation of Labor from 1924 until his death, 1852, began his amazing and strenuous climb to the top run of labor's ladder at age 16, in the Morgan Run Coal Mines in . . . — Map (db m299) HM
Ohio (Cuyahoga County), Cleveland — 79-18 — The Ohio AFL-CIO
Following the national merger of the American Federation of Labor (AFL) and the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO) in 1955, more than 2,000 labor delegates representing one million union members convened at the Cleveland Public Auditorium . . . — Map (db m17953) HM
Ohio (Franklin County), Columbus — 105-25 — American Federation of Labor / United Mine Workers of America
American Federation of Labor Since 1881 One this site, December 10, 1886, the Federation of Organized Trades and Labor Union merged with the trade unionists of the Knights of Labor to create the American Federation of Labor. Delegates elected . . . — Map (db m12968) HM
Ohio (Franklin County), Columbus — United Mine Workers of America

On this site, January 25, 1890, delegates from the National Progressive Union and the Knights of Labor District Trades Assembly 135 met in convention at old City Hall and founded the United Mine Workers of America. The merger ended years of . . . — Map (db m80010) HM

Ohio (Franklin County), Columbus — 88-25 — William Green, Labor Leader / The Columbus Streetcar Strike, 1910
William Green, Labor Leader A native of Coshocton County, William Green (1870-1932) began his working life as a coal miner at age 16 and rose rapidly in the leadership of the United Mine Workers of America. Twice elected to the Ohio Senate, . . . — Map (db m12970) HM
Ohio (Hancock County), Findlay — First School Building
Site of First School Building in Findlay 1827 [Dedicated June 1937] — Map (db m29197) HM
Ohio (Hancock County), Findlay — 21-32 — The Glass Industry of Findlay, Ohio
In 1884, the first natural gas well was successfully drilled in Findlay, and when The Great Karg Well, then the largest in the world, was drilled in 1886, the boom was on. Many industries, especially glass, were attracted to Findlay, lured by free . . . — Map (db m29174) HM
Ohio (Hardin County), McGuffey — 15-33 — Village of McGuffey / Great 1934 Onion Strike
Side A: Village of McGuffey The Village of McGuffey was named for John McGuffey, who in the 1860s first attempted to drain the Scioto Marsh. A larger and more effective drainage effort, made by others who entered Hardin County in the 1880s, . . . — Map (db m29062) HM
Ohio (Mahoning County), Youngstown — 0-50 — Little Steel Strike
On May 26, 1937, President Philip Murray of the Steel Workers Committee (SWOC) ordered a national walkout against three of the "Little Steel" companies. Two companies, Republic and Youngstown Sheet & Tube, operated major facilities in Ohio. The . . . — Map (db m79493) HM
Ohio (Morgan County), Bristol — 10-58 — Miner's Memorial Park
Side A: Agriculture dominated the economy of southeastern Ohio's Morgan County until the 1940s when harvests dwindled, the population declined, and land values dropped. Surface mining the area's rich underground coal deposits replaced . . . — Map (db m13595) HM
Ohio (Morgan County), Bristol — Ronald V. Crews Memorial Park
Named in honor of Ronald V. Crews, Mine General Superintendent of Central Ohio Coal Company, whose knowledge, dedication and friendship meant so much to so many. Dedicated July 1972 Rededicated 2001 “To Honor All The Miners” -R. . . . — Map (db m13599) HM
Ohio (Stark County), Massillon — 19-76 — The Little Steel Strike of 1937
Side A During the New Deal of the 1930s, the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO) formed the Steel Workers Organizing Committee (SWOC) under the leadership of CIO president John L. Lewis. Following successful CIO strikes in the rubber . . . — Map (db m80719) HM
Ohio (Summit County), Akron — 32-77 — 1936 Akron Rubber Strike
Five Depression-era strikes against many of Akron's rubber companies culminated in a giant "sit-down" strike against Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, the industry's leader, in February and March of 1936. The fledgling United Rubber Workers (URW), . . . — Map (db m43625) HM
Ohio (Summit County), Akron — United Rubber Workers International UnionSince 1935
In downtown Akron at the Portage Hotel, 12 September 1935, a national convention of rubber workers met and organized the United Rubber Workers of America. Convention delegates elected Sherman Dalrymple president and dedicated the URW international . . . — Map (db m43731) HM
Ohio (Tuscarawas County), Dennison — 8-79 — Dennison Yard and Shops / Dennison Depot
Side A Dennison Yard and Shops Panhandle Division, Pennsylvania Railroad The Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, and St. Louis Railway began construction of the Dennison Railroad Shops here in 1864. This rail line was chartered as the . . . — Map (db m81546) HM
Ohio (Warren County), Springboro — Odd Fellows HallCirca 1830
The Independent Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF) began in England in the 1700s as an association of common laborers who met together for fellowship and mutual aid. This was so unusual at the time that members were called “Odd Fellows,” and . . . — Map (db m13702) HM
Pennsylvania (Allegheny County), Braddock — The Great Steel Strike of 1919
In the largest work stoppage to that date, over 350,000 U.S. workers went off the job. Reverend Adalbert Kazincy, pastor of Saint Michael's here, championed the strikers and provided the church as a meeting place. The strike failed after 15 weeks. — Map (db m47044) HM
Pennsylvania (Allegheny County), Homestead — Bost Building
Completed, early 1892. Through that summer, it was headquarters for the strike committee of the Amalgamated Association of Iron and Steel Workers. Telegraph lines installed here transmitted the news from journalists who were covering the Homestead . . . — Map (db m44871) HM
Pennsylvania (Allegheny County), Homestead — Bost BuildingHas Been Designated A — National Historic Landmark
This building possesses national significance in commemorating the history of the United States of America. This was the headquarters of the Amalgamated Association of Iron and Steelworkers at the time of the Homestead Strike. It is one of the . . . — Map (db m44873) HM
Pennsylvania (Allegheny County), Homestead — Frances Perkins
United States Secretary of Labor, 1933-1945. Visited Homestead July 1933 to discuss New Deal policy. Local authorities barred her from meeting with aggrieved steelworkers in nearby Frick Park. Undeterred, she moved the assembly to federal property . . . — Map (db m44867) HM
Pennsylvania (Allegheny County), Homestead — Homestead Strike
On the morning of July 6, 1892, on orders of the Carnegie Steel Company, 300 Pinkerton agents attempted to land near here; strikers and citizens repulsed them. Seven workers and three Pinkertons were killed. 8,000 state militia arrived July 12; by . . . — Map (db m39901) HM
Pennsylvania (Allegheny County), Homestead — Mary Harris "Mother" Jones
Labor leader, workers' advocate. Arrested and jailed in Homestead for speaking to striking steelworkers, 1919. When a judge asked who gave her a permit to speak publicly, she replied, "Patrick Henry. Thomas Jefferson. John Adams!" — Map (db m44869) HM
Pennsylvania (Allegheny County), McKees Rocks — 1909 McKee's Rocks Strike
On July 14, unskilled immigrant workers led a strike against the Pressed Steel Car Company. Strain among the strikers, replacement laborers, and state police erupted into a riot on August 22. Eleven men were killed near this footbridge. Strikers . . . — Map (db m40873) HM
Pennsylvania (Allegheny County), McKees Rocks — Presston
Pressed Steel Car Company provided worker housing at substantial cost to employees, keeping them in constant debt. During the 1909 McKees Rocks strike against the company, immigrant workers were evicted from their homes. The evictions led to the . . . — Map (db m40905) HM
Pennsylvania (Allegheny County), McKeesport — Kennedy-Nixon Taft-Hartley Debate
On April 21, 1947, John F. Kennedy and Richard M. Nixon debated the Taft-Hartley Labor-Management Relations Act at the Penn-McKee Hotel. The first debate between the two House Labor Committee members was a precursor to the iconic Kennedy-Nixon . . . — Map (db m54922) HM
Pennsylvania (Allegheny County), Pittsburgh — Allegheny Cotton Mill Strikes
Major strikes by women cotton factory workers protesting 12-hour work-days occurred nearby in Allegheny City in 1845 and 1848. The strikes led to an 1848 state law limiting workdays to 10 hours and prohibiting children under twelve years of age from . . . — Map (db m40301) HM
Pennsylvania (Allegheny County), Pittsburgh — Founding Convention of the AFL
On November 15, 1881, in nearby Turner Hall, a convention was held to form the organization which became the American Federation of Labor. Soon it was the nation's largest labor federation. It became part of the merged AFL-CIO in 1955. — Map (db m40940) HM
Pennsylvania (Allegheny County), Pittsburgh — Founding Convention of the CIO
Near here on November 14, 1938, the first convention of the Congress of Industrial Organizations was held. 34 international unions were represented. Pittsburgh's Philip Murray was president from 1940-1952. — Map (db m40175) HM
Pennsylvania (Allegheny County), Pittsburgh — Founding of the Ironworkers Union
On Feb. 4, 1896, sixteen delegates met at Moorheads Hall here to form the International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental, and Reinforcing Iron Workers. Active in the struggle for health and safety standards; by 1996 it had 140,000 . . . — Map (db m40936) HM
Pennsylvania (Allegheny County), Pittsburgh — Great Strike Ignites the Nation!Great Railroad Strike of 1877
The Great Strike of 1877 was not exclusive to Pittsburgh. The first signs of what would become a popular uprising appeared on the B&O Line in Baltimore, on July 16th 1877. Unrest in Baltimore was initially suppressed. The next day, however, trainmen . . . — Map (db m26106) HM
Pennsylvania (Allegheny County), Pittsburgh — Henry Clay Frick(1849-1919)
Pittsburgh industrialist and philanthropist, Frick was instrumental in the organization of the coke and steel industries. His controversial management style while chairman of Carnegie Steel led to the bloody Homestead Strike in 1892. — Map (db m40939) HM
Pennsylvania (Allegheny County), Pittsburgh — Mala JaskaThe Story of a Croatian Community
Between 1890 and 1910, the highway corridor where you are now standing developed into a Croatian community known as "Mala Jaska" (or Little Jastrebarsko), after the town from which many of the immigrants came. The area was initially settled by . . . — Map (db m84561) HM
Pennsylvania (Allegheny County), Pittsburgh — Pat the Avenger Returns FireGreat Railroad Strike of 1877
In The Great Strike of 1877, a labor dispute between workers and the Pennsylvania Railroad Company set off a popular uprising. The Philadelphia militia shot into an unarmed crowd on July 21st and then took shelter in the roundhouse at 26th Street. . . . — Map (db m26113) HM
Pennsylvania (Allegheny County), Pittsburgh — Railroad Strike of 1877
In July, unrest hit U.S. rail lines. Pennsylvania Railroad workers struck to resist wage and job cuts. Here, on July 21, militia fatally shot some 26 people. A battle followed; rail property was burned. The strike was finally broken by U.S. troops. — Map (db m40906) HM
Pennsylvania (Allegheny County), Pittsburgh — Safe Haven Denied at Allegheny ArsenalGreat Railroad Strike of 1877
In the Great Strike of 1877, a labor dispute between workers and the Pennsylvania Railroad Company set off a popular uprising. Militiamen were called in to put down the strike and clashed with disgruntled citizens. On the second day of the conflict, . . . — Map (db m26213) HM
Pennsylvania (Allegheny County), Pittsburgh — Seige at the 26th Street RoundhouseGreat Railroad Strike of 1877
On July 21st 1877, the Philadelphia militia fired into a vocal crowd of striking Pennsylvania trainmen and sympathizers. Twenty people were killed, including at least three children. Many more were wounded. Following the attack, the militia . . . — Map (db m26111) HM
Pennsylvania (Allegheny County), Pittsburgh — State Violence Incites RiotingGreat Railroad Strike of 1877
On July 20th, 1877, striking railroad workers in Pittsburgh successfully stopped trains from leaving the freight yard in the Strip District. The sheriff was called upon to clear the tracks by railroad officials, anxious to regain control of their . . . — Map (db m26109) HM
Pennsylvania (Allegheny County), Pittsburgh — The Desperate and the DecadentGreat Railroad Strike of 1877
The Great Strike of 1877 was instigated by a ten percent cut in workmen’s wages on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad—one cut of many since the panic of 1873. The industry at large had experienced significant wage cuts and lay offs. By 1877, . . . — Map (db m26108) HM
Pennsylvania (Allegheny County), Pittsburgh — The Empty Pocket PaysGreat Railroad Strike of 1877
In 1877, The Pennsylvania Railroad Company (PRR) was the largest corporation in the world. In that year the PRR, like railroads across the country, instituted massive lay-offs and wage cuts—reportedly due to declining profits. When workers on . . . — Map (db m26104) HM
Pennsylvania (Allegheny County), Pittsburgh — The Menace of the Iron HorseGreat Railroad Strike of 1877
Between 1865 and 1880, the railroad system grew rapidly, tripling in size and connecting urban areas throughout the country. Generally unchecked, railroad tracks cut through the heart of cities, with little concern for the best interests of . . . — Map (db m26110) HM
Pennsylvania (Allegheny County), Pittsburgh — Twenty Murdered and a City Rises UpGreat Railroad Strike of 1877
A pivotal moment in The Great Strike happened here, on July 21st, 1877. Striking railroad workers blocked the tracks, while their families and supporters looked on from the hillside. Militiamen were brought in from Philadelphia to clear the workers . . . — Map (db m26112) HM
Pennsylvania (Allegheny County), Pittsburgh — Union Local 471 American Federation of Musicians
Organized in 1908, this local was one of the first African American musicians unions in Pennsylvania. Pittsburgh was at the forefront of the jazz world in the mid-20th century, and jazz greats Mary Lou Williams, Art Blakey, Ray Brown, and George . . . — Map (db m56705) HM
Pennsylvania (Allegheny County), Pittsburgh — United Steelworkers of America
In the Grant Building here on June 17, 1936, the Steel Workers Organizing Committee was founded. Renamed in 1942, the USWA became one of the world's largest unions, embracing over a million workers. Philip Murray was its first president. — Map (db m43401) HM
Pennsylvania (Allegheny County), Pittsburgh — Who Was the Howling Mob?Great Railroad Strike of 1877
In 1877, the population of Pittsburgh was approximately 120,000. It is estimated that 30,000 people — a full quarter of the city's population — participated in The Great Strike and the rioting that ensued. Roughly half of the rioters . . . — Map (db m26107) HM
Pennsylvania (Allegheny County), Pittsburgh — Work Accidents and the Law(1910)
The pioneering study of industrial conditions in Allegheny County by Crystal Eastman documented 526 workplace deaths in one year. A component of the land-mark Pittsburgh Survey, it led to industrial accident prevention programs and workers' . . . — Map (db m40934) HM
Pennsylvania (Beaver County), Aliquippa — Aliquippa Works
Aliquippa Works of Jones and Laughlin Steel Corporation production commenced in 1909 at this plant once the largest integrated steel plant. Over 14000 persons were employed here. Collective bargaining under the Wagner Act began here in 1937 as a . . . — Map (db m48137) HM
Pennsylvania (Beaver County), Aliquippa — National Labor Relations Board versus Jones and Laughlin Supreme Court Ruling
In a landmark ruling on April 12, 1937, the United States Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of the National Labor Relations Act in the case of National Labor Relations Board versus Jones and Laughlin Steel Corporation The company had fired . . . — Map (db m40244) HM
Pennsylvania (Berks County), Reading — James Maurer(1864-1944)
Labor leader and advocate for child labor reform, pensions, and the state's first workers’ compensation act. Self-educated, Maurer was elected president of the Pennsylvania Federation of Labor from 1912-1928. He served as state legislator from . . . — Map (db m84490) HM
Pennsylvania (Berks County), Reading — Volunteer Firemen
In recognition of more than a hundred years of faithful, unselfish and often heroic service rendered by the Volunteer Firemen of the City of Reading, Pa. ——— “Greater love hath no man than this: that . . . — Map (db m25296) HM
Pennsylvania (Blair County), Altoona — Pennsylvania Railroad Shops
The PRR built its first repair facilities here in 1850 and opened its first track to Altoona during the same year. By 1925, Altoona was home to the nation's largest concentration of railroad shops, with 16,500 people employed in several locations. — Map (db m20998) HM
Pennsylvania (Blair County), Altoona — Railroad Shopmen's Strike of 1922
Over 300,000 skilled tradesmen went on strike against United States railroads to defend gains by unions during World War One. The Pennsylvania Railroad shops in Altoona led the anti-union opposition. The bitter struggle led to the 1926 Railway Labor . . . — Map (db m52867) HM
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Bristol — Columbus 500 Celebration
This monument was erected by the citizens of the 140th legislative district in tribute to Christopher Columbus and those who followed him to America. Celebration We celebrate the 500th anniversary of the 1st voyage of Christopher . . . — Map (db m31448) HM
Pennsylvania (Cambria County), Hastings — Hastings UMWA - District 2 Labor Chautauquas
From 1924 to 1926 the United Mine Workers of America held innovative workers’ education programs in bituminous coal towns throughout western Pa. Hastings recorded the largest attendance in 1925. With the leadership of district President John Brophy, . . . — Map (db m74507) HM
Pennsylvania (Cambria County), Nanty Glo — John Brophy(1883-1963)
The American labor leader lived here in Nanty Glo. Brophy was president of District 2, United Mine Workers of America, 1916-1926; he gained national prominence for his "Miner's Program," calling for a shorter work week, nationalization of the mines, . . . — Map (db m52911) HM
Pennsylvania (Carbon County), Jim Thorpe — Molly Maguire Executions
On June 21, 1877, four "Molly Maguires," an alleged secret society of Irish mine-workers, were hanged here. Pinkerton detective James McParlan’s testimony led to convictions for violent crimes against the coal industry, yet the facts of the labor, . . . — Map (db m32153) HM
Pennsylvania (Centre County), Bellefonte — John Montgomery Ward(1860-1925)
Baseball pioneer, born in Bellefonte, grew up here. Played for Providence, N.Y. Giants, Brooklyn, 1878-94. Pitched professional baseball's 2nd perfect game, 1880. Formed first players ' union, 1885, & Players' League, 1890. In Baseball Hall of Fame. — Map (db m65582) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — Public Sector Unionism
Efforts to organize public workers in PA resulted in Acts 111 in 1968 and 195 in 1970. Tens of thousands of public employees joined unions. The movement to unionize public workers began in the 1930's. was legislatively restricted in 1947 & given . . . — Map (db m6721) HM
Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Hershey — Chocolate Workers' Sit-Down Strike
Hershey's Chocolate Workers Local 1 (CIO) responded to a labor-management impasse on April 2, 1937 by initiating the first sit-down strike in Pennsylvania and in the confectionery industry. The strike was ended by strike-breaking violence and . . . — Map (db m7135) HM
Pennsylvania (Erie County), Erie — John Nelson(1917-1959)
Chief Steward & President, United Electrical Workers Union Local 506, 1942-1959. Accused of McCarthy-era Communist activity, he was the first union leader fired by General Electric, 1953. He defended workers’ civil liberties while UE represented him . . . — Map (db m84904) HM
Pennsylvania (Fayette County), Republic — Penn-Craft
This experimental community for coal miners unemployed during the Depression was developed, 1937-43, by the American Friends Service Committee. On the 200-acre tract, fifty families built their stone houses, a cooperative store, and a knitting . . . — Map (db m59682) HM
Pennsylvania (Indiana County), Indiana — William H. Sylvis
American labor pioneer. Born in Indiana County, 1828. Founder, National Union of Iron Molders, 1859. President, National Labor Union, 1868-1869. Sylvis strove for unity among working men and women regardless of race or nationality. He died, "labor's . . . — Map (db m40561) HM
Pennsylvania (Indiana County), Rossiter — Rossiter Strike Injunction
On April 1, 1927, 200,000 bituminous coal miners nationwide struck to protest wage reductions. In November, strikers in Rossiter were prohibited from assembling, marching, and hymn singing by a sweeping injunction issued by Indiana County Judge . . . — Map (db m49200) HM
Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Scranton — 1902 Anthracite Coal Strike
In May 1902, 150,000 mineworkers struck for six months for union recognition, higher wages, shorter hours, and other demands. The Anthracite Coal Strike Commission, set up by President Theodore Roosevelt, held hearings at the Lackawanna County . . . — Map (db m67827) HM
Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Scranton — Coal Miners’ and Laborers’ Strike
A riot occurred here on August 1, 1877, in which armed citizens fired upon strikers, killing four. Many were injured, including Scranton’s mayor. As in numerous US cities, this labor unrest was a result of the US depression of 1873 and a nationwide . . . — Map (db m67774) HM
Pennsylvania (Lackawanna County), Scranton — Terence V. Powderly
Noted labor leader. Born Jan 22, 1849, in Carbondale. Grand Master Workman of the Knights of Labor, 1879-93. Scranton’s Mayor, 1878-84. Later Federal immigration official. Died in 1924. His home was near here. — Map (db m46429) HM
Pennsylvania (Luzerne County), Hazleton — Lattimer Massacre
Near here at Harwood, on Sept. 10, 1897, immigrant coal miners on strike began a march for higher wages and equal rights. Unarmed, they were fired upon at Lattimer by sheriff's deputies. Nineteen marchers--Polish, Slovak, and Lithuanian--were . . . — Map (db m32151) HM
Pennsylvania (Luzerne County), Lattimer — Lattimer Massacre
Here on September 10, 1897, nearly 400 immigrant coal miners on strike were met and fired upon by sheriff's deputies. Unarmed, they were marching from Harwood to Lattimer in support of higher wages and more equitable working conditions. Nineteen of . . . — Map (db m44043) HM
Pennsylvania (Luzerne County), Lattimer — Lattimer MassacreSeptember 10, 1897
"It was not a battle because they were not aggressive, nor were they on the defensive because they had no weapons of any kind and were simply shot down like so many worthless objects; each of the licensed life takers trying to outdo the others in . . . — Map (db m44136) HM
Pennsylvania (Luzerne County), Pittston — Twin Shaft Disaster
On June 28, 1896, fifty-eight men were killed in a massive cave-in of rock and coal here, in the Newton Coal Company's Twin Shaft Colliery. An investigative commission, appointed by the Governor, reported on Sept. 25. Although its safety . . . — Map (db m10470) HM
Pennsylvania (Luzerne County), Pittston — Workers in Greater Pittston's Garment Industry
From the 1930s to the 1980s Pittston emerged as a national center for clothing manufacturing. Thousands of workers, mainly women, labored in many factories throughout the Greater Pittston area. Most were members of the International Ladies’ Garment . . . — Map (db m10469) HM
Pennsylvania (Luzerne County), Wilkes-Barre — Baltimore Mine Tunnel Disaster
Near here, on June 5, 1919, an explosion and fire in the Baltimore Mine Tunnel killed 92 and injured 60 when a fallen trolley wire contacted a cart carrying miners and kegs of blasting powder. One of the deadliest industrial disasters in Pa. . . . — Map (db m90613) HM
Pennsylvania (Montgomery County), Pottstown — The Grubb MansionHistoric Pottstown Walking Tour
The Grubb Mansion, located at 1304 High Street, is a Queen Anne Victorian built in 1906 by William I. Grubb. Mr. Grubb began his career as a slater and a carpenter. In 1893, at the age of 37, he formed a bicycle manufacturing company in a small . . . — Map (db m23216) HM
Pennsylvania (Montour County), Danville — First Iron Rails
The first rolling mill built to make the iron T railroad rails was nearby. T rails were first rolled Oct. 8, 1845. The first 30 foot rails made on order in the U.S. were rolled here in 1859 for the Sunbury and Erie railroad. — Map (db m89757) HM
Pennsylvania (Montour County), Danville — Home of First Iron "T" Rail in America
Mine car typical of those used in the iron ore mines beneath Montour Ridge in Montour County. Iron ore was mined for approximately fifty years in the townships of Liberty, Valley, Mahoning, West Hemlock and Cooper. Skilled Welsh miners opened the . . . — Map (db m89801) HM
Pennsylvania (Northampton County), Bethlehem — 1910 Bethlehem Steel Strike
In February, 1910, over 9,000 steelworkers went on strike over wages, overtime, and work conditions. A striker was shot and killed here during hostilities that ensued. The subsequent federal investigation substantiated workers' claims and . . . — Map (db m70518) HM
Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — Carpenters' Hall
. . . for the purpose of obtaining instruction in the science of architecture and assisting such of their members as should by accident be in need of support, or the widows and minor children of members . . . By-laws of the Carpenters' . . . — Map (db m9653) HM
Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — Mechanics' Union of Trade Associations
Formed nearby in 1827 as the first central labor council in the nation; recognized as the beginning of American labor movement. Represented workers as a class, not by craft. Advocated for ten-hour day; engaged in political activism and workers' . . . — Map (db m9534) HM
Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — Mother Jones(1830-1930)
Mary Harris Jones began the March of the Factory Children here, July 1903, to dramatize the need for child labor legislation. Born in Ireland, Jones was an organizer and inspiring presence in the U.S. coal, steel, and textile labor movements. — Map (db m81974) HM
Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — New Century Guild
Founded 1882 by Eliza S. Turner. One of the oldest and largest organizations created to advance the interests of women in the labor force. Originally located on Girard St., the Guild moved to Arch St. in 1893 and to this location in 1906. — Map (db m82572) HM
Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — Public Sector Collective Bargaining
In 1938, 3,000 Philadelphia municipal workers launched a strike protesting wage cuts and layoffs, among the first in a major American city. After 8 days, a collective bargaining agreement was reached, leading to the formation of AFSCME District . . . — Map (db m81975) HM
Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — Union Local 274, American Federation of Musicians
Chartered 1935 after African-American musicians were denied admission to Local 77. John Coltrane, Dizzy Gillespie were members. At its 1971 demise, it was last predominantly Black AFM local in U.S. Union office was here. — Map (db m81926) HM
Pennsylvania (Schuylkill County), Coaldale — Mary Harris "Mother" Jones
Labor leader, worker advocate. In October 1900 she led a march of 2,000 women from McAdoo to Coaldale to aid a six - week strike called in September by the United Mine Workers of America for higher wages, recognition, and a grievance process. Many . . . — Map (db m86795) HM
Pennsylvania (Schuylkill County), Coaldale — No. 8 CollieryThe Company’s Showplace — 1845-1954
Mammoth Operation The No. 8 first opened in 1845. During its peak in the first half of the 1900’s, the colliery grew to a workforce of near 3,000 men. The mine consisted of 8 horizontal levels, the lowest being more that 1,200 feet below the . . . — Map (db m86797) HM
Pennsylvania (Schuylkill County), Pottsville — Molly Maguire Executions
On June 21, 1877, six "Molly Maguires," an alleged secret society of Irish mine-workers, were hanged here. Pinkerton detective James McParlan’s testimony led to convictions for violent crimes against the coal industry, yet the facts of the labor, . . . — Map (db m68518) HM
Pennsylvania (Schuylkill County), Shenandoah — 1902 Anthracite Coal Strike
In May 1902, 150,000 mineworkers struck for six months for higher wages, union recognition, shorter hours, and other demands. A July 30th riot of 5,000 strikers in Shenandoah led to its occupation by the PA National Guard and influenced President . . . — Map (db m67358) HM
Pennsylvania (Schuylkill County), Shenandoah — Pennsylvania Anthracite Miners Memorial“Dedicated to the men who worked in endless night”
Their coal oil lamps dimly lighted the dismal tunnels while silhouetting their blackened faces that portrayed their exhausting labors and dedication to their families from sunrise to sunset. Only God knew their fate. As you walk this brick pathway . . . — Map (db m86761) HM
Pennsylvania (Schuylkill County), St. Clair — John Siney(1831-1880)
Pioneering labor organizer and leader of the Workingmen’s Benevolent Association (WBA) of Schuylkill County, a union of anthracite mineworkers. Formed nearby in 1868, WBA had 20,000 members in 22 districts; secured state mine safety laws and the . . . — Map (db m68682) HM
Pennsylvania (Somerset County), Somerset — Quecreek Mine Accident and Rescue
On July 28, 2002, nine coal miners, trapped for four days due to flooding of the Quecreek Mine, were saved via a rescue shaft drilled here. Combined efforts of local, state, and federal agencies, mining and other industries, local mine workers, . . . — Map (db m24163) HM
Pennsylvania (Somerset County), Windber — The Coal MinerBy Lawrence Whitaker
This statue presented to the citizens of this community by the district schoolchildren and dedicated to the men of the mines who by their labor and loyalty have helped to make Windber one of the best towns in the nation...1952 In honor of the . . . — Map (db m21572) HM
Pennsylvania (Somerset County), Windber — Windber Strike of 1922-23
Windber-area Berwind White workers joined a national strike by United Mine Workers of America in April 1922 for improved wages and working conditions, civil liberties, and recognition. The strike lasted 16 months; families of strikers were evicted . . . — Map (db m21579) HM
Pennsylvania (Tioga County), Blossburg — William B. Wilson
Homestead of William B. Wilson First U.S. Secretary of Labor 1913 - 1921 Member of House of Representatives 1906 - 1912 — Map (db m33176) HM
Pennsylvania (Washington County), California — Joseph A.“Jock” Yablonski(1910-1969)
A longtime resident of California and elected official of the United Mine Workers of America. He led efforts to improve working conditions for coal miners. On December 31, 1969—shortly after his defeat as a reform candidate for president of . . . — Map (db m346) HM
Pennsylvania (Washington County), Donora — Cement City
Located four blocks to the west. Built 1916-1917 as housing for employees at American Steel and Wire's Donora plant. A community of 100 units in 80 Prairie-style buildings, noted for the innovative use of poured-in-place concrete construction. One . . . — Map (db m45008) HM

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