Today in Labor History

Labor history is OUR history

June 9, 1865

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Librarian, trade union activist, and writer Helen Marot is born in Philadelphia.  Marot’s work investigating child labor in New York led to the enactment of the state’s 1903 Compulsory Education Act.  She served as executive secretary of the New York Women’s Trade Union League and was an advocate for children and women workers throughout her life.

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