History Stories
CATEGORY: Labor Movement
How a Postal Strike Became a National Emergency for Richard Nixon
December 29, 2017

The 1970 postal strike brought the nation to its knees. Read More

The Battle of Blair Mountain
August 25, 2016

In late August 1921, union miners and coal company supporters clashed near Blair Mountain, West Virginia, in what has been called the largest armed uprising since the Civil War. Read More

Remembering the Haymarket Riot
May 4, 2016

Take a look back at one of the controversial chapters in America’s 19th century labor movement. Read More

100 Years Ago: The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire
March 24, 2011

Find out how newspapers reported on the Triangle Shirtwaist fire, which killed nearly 150 New York City workers and helped expose poor working conditions 100 years ago. Read More