Today in labor history: Football players begin two-day strike

The strike was ultimately a victory, earning a further $11 million in pensions and benefits.


Today in labor and people’s history: Medicare and Medicaid established

On July 30, 1965, President Lyndon Johnson signed legislation establishing Medicare and Medicaid. It came after decades of struggle.


Today in labor history: Formation of Alliance for Labor Action

On this day, the United Autoworkers and the Teamsters formed the national trade union center, Alliance for Labor Action.


Today in labor history: Anarchist fails to kill steel magnate

Alexander Berkman took a shot at and stabbed but failed to kill Henry Clay Frick, the steel magnate.