Eighty-seven years ago today, Eugene Debs (1855-1926) was sentenced to 10 years in prison for opposing U.S. Entry into World War I.
On Sept. 11, 1897, thousands of coal miners ended a 10-week strike after winning an eight-hour day, semi-monthly pay, and abolition of company stores.
Federal employees won the right to receive Workers' Compensation insurance coverage in1916.
The Sept. 5, 1882 parade had nearly 30,000 marchers, who demanded fair working conditions, including the eight-hour work day.