Labor History

Mother Jones (1837–1930)

Typically clad in a black dress, her face framed by a lace collar and black hat, the barely five-foot tall Mother Jones was a fearless fighter for workers’ rights—once labeled “the most dangerous woman in America” by a U.S. district attorney. Mary Harris “Mother” Jones rose to prominence as a fiery orator and fearless organizer […]

Southern Alkali Workers Approve Machinists Union

This is a reproduction of an article that originally appeared in the December 13, 1949 issue of the Lake Charles American Press   Southern Alkali Workers Approve Machinists Union Hourly paid production and maintenance workers at the Southern Alkali Corporation voted to retain the International Association of Machinists Local 1317 as collective bargaining agent, it […]