Inventory of American Labor Landmarks



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HISTORICAL MARKERS
Bay View Martyrs Historical Marker, Milwaukee, Wis.

The Wisconsin Labor History Society placed this marker in honor of those killed by the state militia in 1886 during a city-wide strike for the 8 hour day.


Flint Sitdown Strike Historical Marker, Flint, Mich.

The Michigan Labor History Society erected this marker to commemorate the sitdown strike of 1936-1937 which led to the United Auto Workers first contract with General Motors.


Lattimer Massacre Historical Marker, Hazleton, Pa.

Immigrant workers remember the site where Polish, Lithuanian and Slovak miners were killed and wounded while marching for collective bargaining in 1897.


Northern Colorado Mine Workers Historical Marker, Lafayette, Colo.

A sign at Highway 7 to Lafayette marks the Columbine Massacre where miners were killed while on picket duty during the strike of 1927.


Sellins, Fannie Historical Marker, Brackenridge, Pa.

Pittsburgh unionists located this marker at the entrance to Union Cemetery, near the grave of Fannie Sellins who was murdered by Coal & Iron police on the eve of the nationwide steel strike of 1919.


Sylvis, William H. Historical Marker, Indiana, Pa.

Labor history advocates placed a marker to William Sylvis, founder of the Molders' Union and the National Labor Union; on the present campus of Indiana University of Pennsylvania, it notes his birthplace in Indiana County, Pa.


Triangle Fire Memorial Plaque, New York, N.Y.

Garment workers mark the site, near Washington Square, of the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire of March 25, 1911 where 146 lost their lives.


American Federation of Labor Building, Washington, D.C.

The United Association of Journeyman and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipefitters Industry now occupy the former headquarters of the AFL from 1916 to 1956. [National Historic Landmark]


Botto House National Landmark, Haledon, N.J.

During the Paterson Silk Strike of 1913, immigrants Pietro & Maria Botto invited union leaders to address workers from the balcony of this home. [NHL]


Debs, Eugene V. Home, Terre Haute, Ind.

Until his death in 1926, the founder of industrial unionism in the U.S. and the Socialist Party's candidate in 5 presidential elections lived here. [NHL]


Jones, Mother Prison Site, Pratt, W. Va.

During the Paint Creek-Cabin Creek strike of 1912-1913, troopers arrested Mother Jones and held her in this house for 85 days.


Kehoe, Jack Hibernian House, Girardville, Pa.

Nestled in Pennsylvania's anthracite region, Jack "Blackjack" Kehoe owned this tavern; the state sentenced him to death in 1878 as a leader of the Molly Maguires.


Mullaney, Kate House, Troy, N.Y.

Kate Mullaney, president of the Collar Laundry Union of Troy - the first women's union in the U.S. - lived here during her organizing career, from 1865 to 1875.


Textile Workers Union Hall, New York Mills, N.Y.

No commemorative plaque signifies the origin of this apartment house in upstate New York built by striking members of the United Textile Workers of America, Local 763, as a union hall in 1916.


Union Printers Home, Colorado Springs, Colo.

In 1891 the International Typographical Union constructed this home for union printers suffering from occupational disease; the Communications Workers of America now operate the home for retirees and their spouses.


HERITAGE PROJECTS

(uncataloged)
America's Industrial Heritage Project--Southwestern Pennsylvania, Altoona, Pa.
Battle of Blair Mountain Historic Preservation Project, Charleston, W.Va.
Battle of Matewan Heritage Project, Matewan, W.Va.
Haymarket Tragedy Landmark Designation Project, Chicago, Ill.
1892 Homestead Strike Centennial, Homestead, Pa.
Women's History Landmark Project, Washington, D.C.


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