Today in Labor History

Labor history is OUR history

February 12, 1880

Image

Labor leader John L. Lewis is born in Cleveland, Iowa, to Welsh immigrant parents.  Lewis began working as a miner when he was a teenager, worked as a mine workers’ organizer for the American Federation of Labor, and went on to serve the president of the United Mine Workers of America for 40 years. A firm believer in industrial unionism, Lewis formed the predecessor organization to what would become the Congress of Industrial Organizations.

Advertisements

Single Post Navigation

One thought on “February 12, 1880

  1. Pingback: February 12, 1880 - NH Labor News

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: