Note: there are a number of topical listings within the chronological page on this site.
Here is a list of some topics available there, within specific chroonological time frames. Native American Labor
Labor (and reaction to) in the late 19th century
U.S. Sweatshops/Child Labor late 19th-early 20th
Miners and mine strikes
Labor and Religion in 19th century
Radicals of the Early 20th century labor movement
I will have more topical listings on this page in the future
The system, simplified:
Thanks to Steven Barleen for recommending this. Click picture to order
Pinkerton Labor Spy (1907, entire book) by Morris --expose' of sabotaging of Colorado labor unions
The Confessions of Harry Orchard (1907, entire book)Under threat of death, Harry Orchard "confessed" to Pinkerton agents that the Western Federation of Miners had assassinated the former Idaho governor. This is the well-distributed result.
Members of the St. Louis Posse Comitatus in the 1900 streetcar strike, organized by the St. Louis businessmen's Citizen's Industrial Alliance. (large pdf file)
Special Response Corporation Guards Taping locked out Celanese workers at the plant gates, Meredosia, Illinois, 2005. SRC's owners in Meredosia videotapes children outside the homes of locked out workers to raise the tensions of workers, in a common tactic used--provoke violence in order to get stronger injunctions
Securing Hierarchy: Scientific Management and Labor Divisions
The Labor Project
for Working Families - advocacy and policy organization providing
technical assistance, resources, and education to unions and union members
on family issues in the workplace including: Childcare, Elder care,
Family leave, Work hours, Quality of life.
in the Brotherhood -- Latest construction news, news releases, and
information relating to tradeswomen in the United Brotherhood of Carpenters.
Plus news on minority and women owned contractors, EEO, OFCCP, and Affirmative
Action relating to the construction industry.
Women Working 1800-1939 provides access to digitized historical, manuscript, and image resources selected from Harvard University's library and museum collections. The collection features approximately 500,000 digitized pages and images including 7,500 pages of manuscripts
Gender Gap of Earnings Navigate to about midway through the webpage, go to Race and Sex, then see paragraph and charts beginning with “News on the Gender Gap” and through to the end of that section on women. The source of the information is at the bottom of the page
Up from Womankind (1972.) A first person account from a City
Hall janitress about her fight against race and gender discrimination. On
Being a Waitress from Womankind (1972) An experienced waitress
explains what it is like to serve your food. Not always an appetizing
Women on Welfare -- 'Having babies for profit is a lie that only men could make up." Johnnie Tillmon testimony, 1971.
Joey’s problem --Sociologist Arlie Hochschild examined the way that problems that seem personal in nature often are derived from general political and social inequities that remain unexamined. In her book, the Second Shift, (1993) she suggested that work structures make life a battleground or a field of resignations
Lots more links are in the chronology page, but this will be updated as well
Members of the National Negro Labor Council protest Sears' refusal to hire African-American women as clerks.
The 9 month protest resulted in victory, 1953. See (pdf)
We Remember—website about the 1968 Memphis garbage workers strike; few people recognize that when King was killed, he was supporting garbage truck drivers in a strike. This was in the midst of his poor people’s movement, a movement designed to unite poor people of all colors