Site Map Icon
RSS Feed icon
 
 
 
Today in Labor History
July 25, 1937:  Fifteen “living dead women” testify before the Illinois Industrial Commission. They were “Radium Girls,” women who died prematurely after working at clock and watch factories, where they were told to wet small paintbrushes in their mouths so they could dip them in radium to paint dials. A Geiger counter passed over graves in a cemetery near Ottawa, Illinois still registers the presence of radium.
July 27, 2014
Member Login
Username:

Password:


Not registered yet?
Click Here to sign-up

Forgot Your Login?
36 Senators Introduce Bill Prohibiting Any New Law Helping Workers
Posted On: Aug 06, 2013
August 6, 2013 | LABOR MOVEMENT | More than three-quarters of the Senate Republican caucus signed onto legislation introduced [last] Wednesday that could render it virtually impossible for Congress to enact any legislation intended to improve working conditions or otherwise regulate the workplace. Had their bill been in effect during the Twentieth Century, for example, there would likely be no nationwide minimum wage, no national ban on workplace discrimination, no labor law and no overtime in most industries. Read more here.
 
 
Teamsters Local 355
Copyright © 2014, All Rights Reserved.
Powered By UnionActive™

406908 hits since Jan 01, 2010
Visit Unions-America.com!

Top of Page image