Today in Labor History

Labor history is OUR history

March 21, 1857

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Women’s rights advocate and labor activist Alice Henry is born in Melbourne, Australia.  Henry came to the U.S. in 1905 and worked for twenty years for the National Women’s Trade Union League of America in Chicago, lecturing, organizing, directing the education department, writing two books on women in the labor movement, and editing the League’s official journal.

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