The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire of 1911

The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire of 1911

Labor History

Nothing more clearly illustrates the continued necessity for organized labor than to see labor's struggles through the eyes of our forefathers, recalling that those battles were relatively recent in historical terms.

In these days where our members lives have become increasingly busy, and the average member may not remember, or perhaps, even takes for granted the protections that were fought for and that we enjoy today, or the realization that those rights are constantly in jeopardy, here is a reminder that is as important today as it was when the battles were fought.

Visit these websites for links to our union's legacies and evidence of the vicious oppression working people suffered at the hands of heavy-handed opportunistic employers:

Labor Arts

Labor Studies

Key Events in Labor History from the AFL-CIO

Women in Labor History - A Timeline