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.

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Samuel Gompers, 1850-1924

Eugene Debs, 1855-1926


Mary Harris Jones, 1837-1930


A. Philip Randolph, 1889-1979


Emma Tenayuca, 1916-1999