Labor Leaders

Labor leaders often rose from the ranks to secure for fellow workers a living wage, safer working conditions, shorter hours, and balance the scales of economic justice through direct action as well as state and federal legislation.

Samuel Gompers, 1850-1924

Eugene Debs, 1855-1926

 

Mary Harris Jones, 1837-1930

 

A. Philip Randolph, 1889-1979

 

Emma Tenayuca, 1916-1999