Saturday, December 8, 2012

Today in Labor History—December 8


December 8, 1886 - The American Federation of Labor was organized in Columbus, Ohio, growing out of the Federation of Organized Trades and Labor Unions, which started in 1881 in Pittsburgh. From its very beginning, the AFL represented nearly half a million workers, fighting for the eight-hour workday, an end to child labor and compensation for workers injured on the job. (From Workday Minnesota)

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