Today in Labor History
Today in labor history, July 27, 1918: Coal miner and labor leader Albert “Ginger” Goodwin is shot and killed by Canadian police. Although he had been ruled unfit for military service during World War I because he had lung disease, the conscription board reversed its decision just days after Goodwin led a smelter workers’ strike for the eight-hour day. Opposed to the war, Goodwin fled and for months avoided capture by the authorities. His death inspired Canada’s first general strike on August 2 in Vancouver.

Today in labor history, July 27, 1918: Coal miner and labor leader Albert “Ginger” Goodwin is shot and killed by Canadian police. Although he had been ruled unfit for military service during World War I because he had lung disease, the conscription board reversed its decision just days after Goodwin led a smelter workers’ strike for the eight-hour day. Opposed to the war, Goodwin fled and for months avoided capture by the authorities. His death inspired Canada’s first general strike on August 2 in Vancouver.




 



Today in labor history, June 16, 1918:  Railroad union leader and socialist Eugene V. Debs speaks in Canton, Ohio, on the relationship between capitalism and war. Ten days later he was arrested under the Espionage Act and eventually sentenced to 10 years in jail.

Today in labor history, June 16, 1918:  Railroad union leader and socialist Eugene V. Debs speaks in Canton, Ohio, on the relationship between capitalism and war. Ten days later he was arrested under the Espionage Act and eventually sentenced to 10 years in jail.

Today in labor history, July 27, 1918:  Coal miner and labor leader Albert “Ginger” Goodwin is shot and killed by Canadian police.  Although he had been ruled unfit for military service during World War I because he had lung disease, the conscription board reversed its decision just days after Goodwin led a smelter workers’ strike for the eight-hour day.  Opposed to the war, Goodwin fled and for months avoided capture by the authorities.  His death inspired Canada’s first general strike on August 2 in Vancouver.  

Today in labor history, July 27, 1918:  Coal miner and labor leader Albert “Ginger” Goodwin is shot and killed by Canadian police.  Although he had been ruled unfit for military service during World War I because he had lung disease, the conscription board reversed its decision just days after Goodwin led a smelter workers’ strike for the eight-hour day.  Opposed to the war, Goodwin fled and for months avoided capture by the authorities.  His death inspired Canada’s first general strike on August 2 in Vancouver.  

Today in labor history, June 16, 1918:  Railroad union leader and socialist Eugene V. Debs speaks in Canton, OH, on the relationship between capitalism and war.  Ten days later he was arrested under the Espionage Act and eventually sentenced to 10 years in jail.

Today in labor history, June 16, 1918:  Railroad union leader and socialist Eugene V. Debs speaks in Canton, OH, on the relationship between capitalism and war.  Ten days later he was arrested under the Espionage Act and eventually sentenced to 10 years in jail.