Home » Posts tagged with » 1921
Battle of Blair Mountain in 1921 shows why protecting workers’ right to organize is vital

Battle of Blair Mountain in 1921 shows why protecting workers’ right to organize is vital

By Dave Kamper from the Economic Policy Institute blog — Thousands are expected this week in the forested hills of southern West Virginia to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Blair Mountain — a key conflict in labor history. In the late summer of 1921, at least 7,000 coal miners affiliated with the United […]