℘℘℘ The National Mining Museum in Leadville, Colorado, inducted Mary Harris “Mother” Jones into its Mining Hall of Fame on September 14. Mother Jones, born in Cork, was one of the most famous labor activists who ever lived. Her battle cry, “Pray for the dead and fight like hell for the living,” truly said it all. Her powerful speeches and knack for theatrics encouraged many … [Read more...] about Mother Jones Inducted into the Mining Hall of Fame
As you celebrate Labor Day weekend, consider the contribution that the Irish have made, and continue to make to the American labor movement. Peter "P.J." McGuire the Father of Labor Day It was Peter "P.J." McGuire who first proposed a national holiday for workers. Born to Irish immigrants on the Lower East Side, New York City, in 1852, Peter became the breadwinner for his … [Read more...] about The Irish Role in the American Labor Movement
Irish-born American labor leader Mother Jones was once known as the "most dangerous woman in America."
The editors of the socially-conscious magazine Mother Jones, explaining the woman Mother Jones to their readers, write: “She was a badass who fought for the underdog, battled child labor, and was sometimes referred to as ‘the most dangerous woman in America.’” She was also … [Read more...] about Wild Irish Women: