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Wednesday, March 11, 1903
West Virginia-Mother Jones takes on the the Coal Operators as she works as a paid organizer for the United Mine Workers of America. She reports directly to John Mitchell, President of the Union. He has recently written to her: "I am sorry not to have met you on your visit to Indianapolis, as I should have liked to talk over with you the situation in that field. I deeply appreciate what you say, Mother, concerning the future. I have always felt that I could count upon your friendship." The West Virginia field, at that time, was considered to be the most dangerous one for a Union Organizer.

The Correspondence of Mother Jones
Edward M Steel, Editor
U of Pittsburgh Press, 1985

Tuesday, March 11, 1913
Paterson, New Jersey-The silk strike has grown to 25,000 workers as Big Bill Haywood declares the the strike to be "the closest approach to a general strike that has yet taken place in American industry." Demands include: the abolition of the four-loom system, recognition of the IWW, an eight-hour day, and minimum wage of $12 a week. The silk manufacturers have rejected all demands.

Women and the American Labor Movement
From Colonial Times to the Eve of World War I

by Philip S Foner
NY, 1979

Monday, March 11, 2013

Five things you should know about Tom Perez, Obama’s pick for Labor Secretary
...5. Perez is a lifelong public servant, but he also has a personal connection to labor issues: Perez has been in public service for his entire professional life, having previously worked as an aide to Sen. Ted Kennedy, a member of Montgomery County Council in Maryland, and an assistant to former AG Janet Reno, in addition to his work in the Maryland Governor’s office. But as my colleagues point out, he also has a personal connection to labor issues: “Perez was 12 when his father died of a heart attack, and a friend’s father stepped in as a surrogate. The man was a Teamster who’d lost his job, and the union helped support him.”
The Washington Post
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Originally posted to Hellraisers Journal on Mon Mar 11, 2013 at 04:00 PM PDT.

Also republished by Anti-Capitalist Chat and In Support of Labor and Unions.

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