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Columbus in Franklin County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

American Federation of Labor / United Mine Workers of America

 
 
American Federation of Labor Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 17, 2008
1. American Federation of Labor Marker
Inscription.
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 Samuel Gompers president and dedicated the Federation to improving the life of America's working men and women. The A.F.L. recognizes November 15, 1881, as its anniversary date to honor the origin and legacy of F.O.T.L.U.

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 feuding and divisiveness among miners, and the UMWA began a campaign to bring better wages, safe working conditions, and the eight-hour day to the coal fields of America. The UMWA's national headquarters was at High and Chestnut streets until 1898.
 
Erected 2008 by Central Ohio Labor Council, AFL-CIO and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 105-25.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location.
United Mine Workers of America Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 17, 2008
2. United Mine Workers of America Marker
39° 57.868′ N, 83° 0.198′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Ohio, in Franklin County. Marker is at the intersection of Long Street (U.S. 33) and Front Street on Long Street. Click for map. Marker is in Harry E. Richter Workers Memorial Park next to intersection. Marker is in this post office area: Columbus OH 43215, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. William Green, Labor Leader / The Columbus Streetcar Strike, 1910 (here, next to this marker); The First Telephone Central Office in Columbus Ohio (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); John Brickell (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Refugee Tract (approx. 0.2 miles away); Intersect (approx. 0.2 miles away); Charity Newsies (approx. 0.2 miles away); General John Hunt Morgan, CSA / Morgan's Escape (approx. 0.2 miles away); The State House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Columbus.
 
More about this marker. This marker replaces a marker with the same text originally erected at the same location in 1979.
 
Categories. Labor Unions
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 3,462 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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