Today in Labor History June 19, 1937 The Women’s Day Massacre in Youngstown, Ohio, when police use tear gas on women and children, including at least one infant in his mother's arms, during a strike at Republic Steel. One union organizer later recalled, "When I got there I thought the Great War had started over again. Gas was flying all over the place and shots flying and flares going up and it was the first time I had ever seen anything like it in my life...". ~ Union Communications Services
Oct. 8, 2018| HISTORY | Love him or hate him, there’s no denying Christopher Columbus was a significant figure in world history. His reputation may have taken a beating in recent years, but federal workers (and some private sector employees) still get a paid day off work in his honor. Which makes this the perfect opportunity to revisit the famous explorer’s life and legacy… Test your knowledge about Columbus here.