Inventory of American Labor Landmarks

An Inventory of American Labor Landmarks

The Inventory of American Labor Landmarks, directed by Saul Schniderman, is a catalog of sites in the United States commemorating the history and heritage of America‚Äôs workers. These include: monuments, memorials, historic markers, union halls, historic buildings, restored dwellings, public sculpture, museums, history tours, heritage projects, preservation areas, and murals. A printed version of the Inventory of American Labor Landmarks is available in the Labor Heritage Foundation store.

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NameStreet AddressCityStateHistorical Notes
AFL-CIO Headquarters815 16th St. NWWashingtonDCPresident Dwight Eisenhower and AFL-CIO President George Meany laid the cornerstone of the building in 1955. The two murals on the ground floor titled, ” Labor is Life” (south) and “Labor Omnia Vincit,” (north) were designed by Lumen Martin Winter..
AFSCME Roll of HonorAFSCME Council 4 headquartersNew BritainCTMarker was placed for the men and women who put their lives on the line. It is a recognition of the need for more safety measures and a call to extend OSHA coverage to public employees.
Allegheny Arsenal Explosion MonumentAllegheny Cemetery; Butler St.PittsburghPAMemorializes the 43 girls buried here who were killed in the arsenal explosion nearby on Sept. 17, 1862. A total of 75 workers died in the explosion, making it the worst industrial accident associated with the Civil War.
American Factory Worker SculpturesChicago Museum of Science & IndustryChicagoILStatues were discovered in the Chicago Museum of Science & Industry storage rooms. The 1933 Chicago Century of Progress Exposition exhibited six statues.
American Federation of Labor Founding State Historical MarkerMellon Park; NW corner opposite the site of historic Turner Hall, now William Penn HotelPittsburghPAOn Nov. 14, 1881, trade unions formed the Federation of Organized Trades and Labor Organizations, later becoming the AFL. Under the leadership of Samuel Gompers and Peter McGuire, the AFL became the most influential labor organization in the nation.
American Federation of Labor Headquarters901 Massachusetts Ave. NWWashingtonDCAfter completion in 1916, the building served as AFL headquarters until 1956. In 1957, the United Association of Journeyman and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipefitters Industry moved into the building.
American Federation of Teachers Office3 S. Wabash St.ChicagoILThis is the first office of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT).
American Merchant Marine Veterans Memorialadjacent to Los Angeles Maritime MuseumSan PedroCAA tribute to the Merchant Marines wartime contributions.
American Merchant Seamen Memorialoutside the Soldiers’ Memorial Military Museum; 1315 Chestnut St.St. LouisMOThe American Merchant Marine has served as “the nation’s fourth arm of defense” during many U.S. wars. More than 1,200 Seafarers International Union (SIU) members were killed in WWII, and are included in the ranks of the Merchant Marine.
America’s Industrial Heritage Project JohnstownPAPurpose of the project is to commemorate the contribution of the region’s iron, steel, coal and transportation industries. It also plans to use related historic sites and cultural resources for a tourism promotion program.
Amtrak Workers MemorialUnion Station; 50 Massachusetts Ave. NEWashingtonDCMemorial honors those Amtrak employees who “lost their lives in performance of their duties.”
Anderson, Colonel James, MonumentAllegheny Library; Allegheny Sq.PittsburghPAAndrew Carnegie dedicated this monument to the businessman/philanthropist Colonel Anderson who let working boys (like Andrew Carnegie) borrow books from his personal library.
Anthracite Boys BustOffice of the MayorWilkes-BarrePAHonors “the boys of the anthracite” and is an inspiration to youths brought before Mayor Charles N. Loveland for juvenile offenses.
Arsenal MonumentRange 97, Site 142; Congressional Cemetery; 1801 E St. SEWashingtonDCAn accidental explosion at the Washington Arsenal on June 17, 1864, killed at least 21 women who worked filling cartridges for the Union Army during the Civil War.
Auto-Lite Workers’ MemorialUnion Memorial Park; Elm & Champlain Sts.ToledoOHTribute to the autoworkers who struck in 1934 to build the United Auto Workers (UAW). Electric Auto-Lite workers were brutally attacked by National Guardsmen, and more than 200 were injured in Toledo’s bloodiest labor battle.
Avondale Mine Disaster Historical Marker (Avondale)Plymouth Township; east side of US Rt. 11AvondalePAAt 10 am, Sept. 6, 1869, one of the worst disasters in the history of US anthracite mining occurred at the Avondale Mine. A fire, originating from a furnace at the bottom of a 237′ deep shaft roared up the shaft killing 110 miners, 80% of whom were Welsh.
Avondale Mine Disaster Historical Marker (Scranton)Washburn CemeteryScrantonPASept. 6, 1869 one of the worst disasters in US anthracite mining history struck. At Avondale Mine, a furnace fire at the bottom of a 237′ deep shaft roared up the shaft killing 110 miners. 61 victims were buried at Washburn Cemetery on Sept. 9, 1869.
Barthell, John, MonumentTelluride CemeteryTellurideCOJohn Barthell, a Finnish native and member of the Western Federation of Miners, was one of 3 people (and the only union member) killed during a union attack on strikebreakers at the Smuggler Mine in 1901.
Baton Rouge Victory MemorialSan Francisco waterfront, near the Golden Gate BridgeSan FranciscoCAThis memorial is dedicated to the seven merchant seamen who crewed the SS Baton Rouge Victory and lost their lives when the ship was sunk by Viet Cong action en route to Saigon on August 23, 1966.
Batsto Village4110 Nesco RoadHammontonNJNotable for its preservation of late 19th century worker housing, Batsto was a bog iron and glass making industrial center from 1766-1876. The Batsto Furnace, rebuilt in 1786 and 1829, produced munitions for the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812.
Battle of Blair Mountain Historic SiteRoute 17 between the towns of Blair and EthelBlair MountainWVThe site where 10,000 striking union miners fought for recognition of their union, UMWA, against coal operators from Aug. 31 to Sept. 4, 1921. At the governor’s request, federal troops were sent in. Miners were forced to withdraw after 16 deaths.
Battle of Matewan Historic Sity MatewanWVThe town is the site of a shootout between striking union miners (led by Police Chief Sid Hatfield) and coal company agents (Baldwin-Felts) on 5/19/1920.
Battle of the Crater, sitePegram’s SalientPetersburgVAResult of Union mine dug and loaded with explosives to blow up the Confederate position 400 ft. away. Large portion of Union regiment consisted of former coal miners. Commanding Officer, Lt. Col. Henry Pleasants, was a mining engineer by profession.
Battle of the Overpass Historical MarkerMiller Road overpass to the Ford River Rouge PlantDearbornMIRemembers the place where Walter Reuther and other union leaders were beaten by Ford “Servicemen” on the overpass bridge in 1937. Photos of the incident destroyed the Ford Co.’s credibility, forcing it to recognize the union in 1941.
Bay View Martyrs Historical MarkerE. Russell Ave. & S. Superior St.MilwaukeeWIThe Wisconsin Labor History Society placed this marker in honor of those killed by the state militia on May 5, 1886 during a city-wide strike for the 8 hour day. Five workers, a Bay View resident and one young child were shot to death.
Big Bend Tunnel Historical MarkerBig Bend MountainTalcottWVMarks the existing tunnel of the C&O Railroad, and is said to be the scene of John Henry’s battle with a steam drill.
Bilyeu, George Franklin, Monument VirdenILErected in memory of George Franklin Bilyeu who was killed in 1898 in Virden, Ill., during a UMWA organizing drive.
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute520 16th St. N.BirminghamALA civil rights movement gallery and museum across the street from the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church which was bombed in 1963 killing four girls; this infamous event happened less than 3 weeks after the historic March on Washington for Freedom and Jobs.
Black Worker SculptureHarlem-Macombs Housing ProjectNew York CityNYDone under the Treasury Relief Art Project.
Bloomington Workers’ MemorialWhite Oak ParkBloomingtonILPavilion and park honors the over 100 local workers who have died on the job.
Bodega Bay Fisherman’s Memorialon top of a bluff at Bodega HeadBodega HeadCACommemorates the dozens of fishermen who have failed to return home to Bodega Head.
Bodie Union Hall BodieCAThe Miners’ Union Local 61, Western Federation of Miners, was organized December 22, 1877, and was one of the first organized unions in California. The Union Hall was erected in 1878 and used for meetings and social events.
Boott Cotton Mills Museum LowellMAThe largest industrial museum in the nation outside the Smithsonian. On the grounds of Lowell National Historic Park, Boott Mill No. 6 ceased production in 1954.
Bost Building Historical MarkerBost BuildingHomesteadPAThe Bost Building was the Amalgamated Association of Iron & Steel Workers’ headquarters. This office helped direct the workers through one of the bloodiest battles between workers and owners, the Homestead Strike.
Botto, Pietro, House83 Norwood St.HaledonNJDuring the Paterson Silk Strike of 1913, immigrants Pietro & Maria Botto invited union leaders to address workers from the balcony of this home. Workers called for decent working conditions, end to child labor & an 8 hour day. [National Historic Landmark]
Brew, James, gravesiteEvergreen Cemetery (Elks Plot)BisbeeAZMarks the grave of James Brew who was killed for resisting deportation by vigilantes and the sheriff on 7/12/1917.
Bridges, Harry, Bustlobby of ILWU headquarters, 1188 Franklin Street & Geary BoulevardSan FranciscoCAHonors ILWU President Emeritus Harry Bridges who symbolizes the accomplishments of this longshore union over the last half of the 1900s.
Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers Monument MarshallMIHonors the history of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers.
Butte-Anaconda Historical Park System Master Plan ButteMTProposal for a park system to preserve and interpret the physical remnants of mining and smelting, and the laborers of the early industrial age on the frontier.
Canonsburg Honor Roll Tablet CanonsburgPAHonors local UMWA members who are now in the armed forces. Also honors the war support of this local union with the purchase of war bonds and participation in the American War Drive.
Carbon County Coal Miners StatueCarbon County CourthouseCarbonUTMemorial to the American coal miner.
Chavez, Cesar, BustCesar Chavez Middle School; 2801 Hop Ranch Rd.Union CityCAA founder of the United Farm Workers of America (UFW), Cesar Chavez organized farmworkers during the 1960s, particularly in California.The union used nonviolent tactics like boycotts and hunger strikes to focus attention on farmworker exploitation .
Cesar Chavez Elementary School MuralShotwell St., between 22nd and 23rd St.San FranciscoCACesar Chavez, and Dolores Huerta, founded the United Farm Workers of America successfully organizing farmworkers during the 1960s. Committed to nonviolence, the union used boycotts and hunger strikes to draw attention to the exploitation in the fields.
Cherry Mine Disaster MonumentCherry Town CemeteryCherryILOn November 13, 1909, 259 miners died in the underground Cherry Mine fire. As a result of the disaster, the state established stricter safety regulations and in 1911, the basis for the Illinois Workers Compensation Act was passed.
Chinese in Nevada State Historical MarkerPyramid Way & B St. in Victorian Sq. Victorian Way off I-80SparksNVHonoring the thousands of Chinese workers who “played a major role in the history of Nevada . . . where they built railroads, cut timber and performed countless humble tasks.”
Chinese Railroad Worker StatueUpper town at the Chamber of Commerce (former railway station) 601 Lincoln WayAuburnCATribute to the significance of the Chinese worker in the construction of the transcontinental railroad through the Sierra Mountains of California. Working for Central Pacific, Chinese workers lay the connecting rails from the west on May 10, 1869.
Chipper SculpturePotrero HillSan FranciscoCAArtist was awarded the first prize at the 1943 San Francisco Art Show for this piece which depicts the dignity of the worker.
Cigar Makers Union MonumentForest Home Cemetery (Waldheim)Forest ParkILHonors the surrounding graves of Chicago cigar makers.
CIO Founding Historical MarkerBoardwalkAtlantic CityNJAt the President Hotel, UMWA President John L. Lewis punched Carpenters Union President Bill Hutcheson in the face, stormed out, and formed the Congress of Industrial Organizations in 1938.
Cleveland Labor History Museum & Resource CenterSidney Hillman Building, 2227 Payne Ave.ClevelandOHCleveland’s rich labor history mirrors the rest of the country from development and growth to stagnation and decline. Max S. Hayes, Peter Witt and John P. Green all contributed to the growth of Cleveland’s labor movement.
Coal Miner, Thenortheast grounds of the state capitolSpringfieldILThe statue commemorates the more than 9,000 Illinois coal miners who have lost their lives in mine accidents over the past 130 years prior to 1964.
Coal Miner’s Memorial FairmontWVHonors workers who have perished in mine accidents, including 70 who were killed in an explosion near Fairmont in 1968.
Coal Miners Memorial–1973Visitor’s Center at 5th St. exit, east sideSheridanWYRecognizes the importance of underground coal mining in the Sheridan County area from the 1800s until 1950. In 1950 surface mining became the preferred method of mining coal.
Coal Miners Monument–2.1near Hanna Recreational CenterHannaWYHistorical Marker dedicated to the memory of all the miners in the Carbon-Hanna area who lost their lives in mining accidents. The major accidents occurred in June 1903 and in 1908. 171 men and 58 men were killed respectively.
Coit Tower MuralsTelegraph HillSan FranciscoCAThe murals of Coit Tower depict a common theme, “Aspects of Life in California, 1934,” painted by 25 artists and 19 assistants. The murals reflect social, political and labor-related concerns of the Great Depression,
Columbine Massacre Historical MarkerHighway 7LafayetteCOIn 1927, workers struck for better conditions under the IWW banner. Six miners were killed and many wounded in the Nov. 21 Columbine Massacre. Out of this struggle Colorado coal miners gained lasting union contracts.
Columbine Massacre MonumentLafayette CemeteryLafayetteCOOn Nov 21 six miners were killed and 60 were injured when state police fired into a 500-person rally during the strike of 1927. Five of the 6 miners are buried here.
Congress of Industrial Organizations Founding, State Historical MarkerNorth Commons Drive above Allegheny CenterPittsburghPATo “organize workers into powerful industrial unions,” UMWA President, John L. Lewis called a meeting in Pittsburgh’s Islam Grotto on Nov. 14, 1938, founding the Congress of Industrial Organizations.
Connolly, James, MemorialRiverfront Park, downtownTroyNYJames Connolly, a trade union and socialist organizer in Ireland, Scotland, and the U.S., lived in Troy from 1903-1905. He was among the founding fathers of the radical Industrial Workers of the World.
Corti, Elia, GravesiteHope Cemetery, Maple AvenueBarreVTElia Corti, an Italian immigrant and anarchist, was shot and killed during a scuffle between anarchists and socialists at the Barre Socialist Labor Hall.
Darr Mine Disaster State Historical MarkerOlive Branch Cemetery, PA Route 981 between PA Route 51 and Smithton, Pa.Van Meter, Rostraver Township, Westmoreland CountyPAAn explosion in the Darr Mine on Dec. 19, 1907, killed 239 coal miners, many of whom were Hungarian. Seventy-one of the dead share a common grave in Olive Branch Cemetery. December, 1907, was the worst month in US coal mining history with over 3000 dead.
Debs, Eugene V., Home451 North Eighth StreetTerre HauteINDebs’ home until his death in 1926. The house was bought by the Debs Foundation in 1962 with the purpose of preserving this landmark. [National Historic Landmark]
Dellums, Cottrell, Lawrence, MonumentC.L. Dellums Amtrak Station, Jack London Square, 245 2nd St.OaklandCADellums, a porter fired by the Pullman Company in 1927 for his organizing activites, co-founded the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters in 1937, the first labor union led by African Americans. He was a vice president of the AFL-CIO until the mid-1980s.
“Detroit Industry” FrescoesDetroit Institute of Arts; 5200 Woodward Ave.DetroitMIIn 1932, Mexican muralist Diego Rivera was commissioned to paint a tribute to Detroit industry and labor. Major sections of the mural are based on the Ford Motor Company’s Rouge industrial complex.
Diamond Mine Disaster MarkerGrundy-Will county lineBraidwoodILDiamond mine disaster of 1883 was due to the mine being on a marshy tract of land with no natural drainage. Mid-day Feb. 16, 1883 the snow began to melt and forced a collapse on the east side of the mine. Men and boys scrambled to escape.
Ely Township Centennial Memorialgrounds of the Michigan Iron Industry MuseumNegauneeMIMemorial stone to miners killed on November 3, 1926 in Barnes-Hecker mine tragedy.
Erie County Labor MonumentWest Perry SquareEriePAFunded by local and international trade unions to serve as a visible reminder of the contributions of working men and women and as a focal point for organized labor in the future.
Everest, Wesley, Gravesite1905 Johnson Road, Strickland-Greenwood Memorial CemeteryCentraliaWAEverest was an IWW member lynched by an angry mob for killing an American Legionnaire during 1919 Centralia Armistice Day Riot. Legionnaires were attempting to throw IWW members out of their union hall. Everest killed one soldier while fleeing the hall.
Fire Fighter Memorial #2.-8.1 & Post PointBlackwater Creek Trail, Blackwater or Absorka LodgePark County, Yellowstone National ParkWY2.8.1 lists the men who fought the Blackwater fire on August 21, 1937. They died just to the right of the marker. Post Point commemorates the 37 men who took refuge from the fire. Eight died.
Firefighters of Michigan MonumentExit 239 on I-75; grounds next to the Department of Natural Resources.RoscommonMISigns on I-75 mark the way to the inscribed stone, dedicated to the firefighters’ unselfish heroism displayed every day while protecting the lives and homes of Michigan citizens.
Fisherman’s Memorial GloucesterMADedicated to fishermen who have lost their lives at sea.
Fisherman’s Memorial State Park1011 Point Judith RoadNarragansettRIThe local Fisherman’s Association requested that the name of the park be changed from Fort Greene to Fisherman Memorial State Park in honor of all fishermen in the Narragansett area–the tuna capital of the world.
Flag Pole Memorial to Wartime WorkersBloomington’s White Oak ParkBloomingtonILFirst erected as a wartime unity symbol by Chicago & Alten Railroad shop workers. Re-dedicated on April 28, 1993 as a memorial to wartime workers and veterans.
Flint Sitdown Strike Historical Marker FlintMIThe Michigan Labor History Society erected this marker to commemorate the General Motors sitdown strike of 1936-1937 which forced GM to recognize the workers’ union and their needs. It led to GM’s first contract with the United Auto Workers.
Ford Hunger MarchFord Rouge Plant, Miller RoadDearbornMI3,000 unemployed auto workers braved the cold on March 7, 1932 to demand jobs and relief from Henry Ford. The marchers got too close to the gate and were gassed. After re-grouping, they were sprayed with water and shot at. 4 men died immediately.
Fourth Avenue Business DistrictFourth Avenue from 15th to 18th StreetsBirminghamALDeveloped as the city’s black business district in the early 1900’s because black businesses were forced out of other places by Jim Crow segregation and white owned stores that didn’t welcome black customers.
Furuseth, Andrew, Memorialoutside entrance to the Sailors Union of the Pacific Hall.San FranciscoCAUnion leader, Andrew Furuseth, was one of the founders of the SUP and the president of the International Seamen’s Union of America. He was known as the “Abe Lincoln of the Seas.” He was an immigrant from Romedal, Norway and has a monument there as well.
Furuseth, Andrew, Memorial BustNational Portrait GalleryWashingtonDCUnion leader, Andrew Furuseth, was one of the founders of the SUP and the president of the International Seamen’s Union of America. He was known as the “Abe Lincoln of the Seas.” He was an immigrant from Romedal, Norway and has a monument there as well.
Garcia & Maggini Warehouse128 King St.San FranciscoCAOn July 3, 1934, employers tried to break the strike that had closed down Pacific coast shipping since May. Trucks began to move goods from the warehouse but striking waterfront workers resisted during a five-hour battle, a prelude to “Bloody Thursday.”
Garment Worker Statue7th Ave. & 39th St.; ManhattanNew YorkNYA garment worker sits at his sewing machine portraying generations of immigrant needle-trades workers.
“Generations” SculptureSheet Metal Workers Pension Fund Headquarters; Edward Carlough Plaza; 601 N. Fairfax St.AlexandriaVAThe sculpture represents three generations of sheet metal workers. The senior generation hands the tools of the trade onto the apprentice, as the journeyman looks on. One figure is missing part of the thumb, reflecting the hazards of work.
Gompers, Samuel, House2122 1st St. NWWashingtonDCSamuel Gompers served as president of the American Federation of Labor (AFL) from 1886 until 1924. He lived in this house from 1902 until 1917.
Gompers, Samuel, Memorial (DC)park at 11th St. & Massachusetts Ave. NWWashingtonDCGompers was a Jewish immigrant cigar maker from England who founded the AFL in 1881 and was re-elected as its president 42 times until his death in 1924.
Gompers, Samuel, Memorial (TX)Riverwalk (across from Convention Center)San AntonioTXSamuel Gompers was the founding president of the American Federation of Labor and the architect of the International Labor Organization. He died in San Antonio in 1924, while attending an international trade union gathering.
Haley, Margaret A., PlaqueChicago Teacher’s Union; Merchandise MartChicagoILHaley was a pioneer of teacher unionism in Chicago and the nation. In 1900, she became the first business representative of the Chicago Teacher Federation. She was a founder of and the first National Organizer for the American Federation of Teachers.
Harmony MillsMohawk St.CohoesNYFormed in 1836, the Harmony Manufacturing Company essentially created a company town in Cohoes, N.Y. The mill workers were never able to organize, despite a strike in 1880 when 5,000 weavers walked off the job.
Haslam, Bob, Pony Express MemorialCarson & Robinson Sts.; in front of the Nevada State MuseumCarson CityNVA tribute to “Pony” Bob Haslam (1840-1912) who is “considered the greatest of all Pony Express riders.” Credited with the longest trip ridden by an Express rider (380 miles), he served throughout the entire existence of the Pony Express.
Hatfield, Sid, MonumentBuskirk CemeteryBuskirkKYRemembers Sid Hatfield, police chief of Matewan, who was killed by Baldwin-Felts Company agents in Aug. 1921 for championing the rights of coal miners to organize a union (UMWA).
Haymarket Martyrs’ MonumentForest Home Cemetery (Waldheim); Desplaines Ave.Forest ParkILThe monument marks the graves of 7 of the 8 Chicago labor leaders convicted of criminal activity in the largest U.S. demonstration for the 8-hour day (the Haymarket Riot) on May 4, 1886. 4 were executed and 4 were later released by controversial pardon.
Henry, John, Monumentat the top of Big Bend MountainTalcottWVCommemorates the site where John Henry, in 1870, beat a machine in a steel driving contest and became the most sung about hero in American folklore. Legend says the contest cost him his life and his ghost lives in the Big Bend tunnel.
“The History of Labor in America” MuralsFrances Perkins Building; Dept. of Labor: 200 Constitution Ave. NWWashingtonDCThe murals feature the evolution of labor in America. Each mural represents a specific period and they are respectively titled: Colonization, Settlement, Industry, and Technology.
Homestead Historical MarkerPinkerton Landing Site; southern bank of Monongahela RiverHomesteadPAJuly 6, 1892 two barges ordered by the Carnegie Steel Co. landed on the south bank of the Monongahela River, sought to occupy Carnegie Steel Works and put down a strike by members of the Amalgamated Association of Iron & Steel Workers.
Homestead Strikers’ GravesitesSt. Mary’s & Homestead CemeteriesHomestead & MunhallPAFive of the seven workers who died at the Homestead Strike were finally honored with marked graves. The graves are in two adjacent cemeteries.
Horton, Roy, Headstone Salt Lake CityUTRoy J. Horton was a salesman and supporter of the IWW. He was shot down before the execution of Joe Hill. His assailant was acquitted of manslaughter.
ICWU/URW Worker MemorialICWU HeadquartersAkronOHThe International Chemical Workers Union and the United Rubber Workers Union unveiled this joint memorial on Workers Memorial Day, 1992. Dedicated to the members who have been killed, or died in workplace tragedies since 1944.
Illinois Workers’ MemorialCapitol grounds (next to Monroe St.)SpringfieldILDedicated on Workers Memorial Day, 1992, the statue on the lawn of the state capitol remembers workers who have suffered and died at the workplace. Also honors those who fought to prevent such tragedies in the future.
ILWU MonumentMission & Steuart Sts.San FranciscoCACommissioned to mark the 50th anniversary of the ILWU, the monument commemorates the police killing of Howard Sperry and Nick Bordoise on “Bloody Thursday,” July 5, 1934. The incident sparked the 1934 general strike and led to the founding of the ILWU.
Irish Rail Workers’ MonumentFunk’s Grove CemeteryFunk’s GroveILMany Irish immigrants worked on the central Illinois railways in the mid-1800s. The more than 50 Irish rail workers layed to rest in the mass graves are presumed victims of the 1850s cholera epidemic.
Ironworkers MemorialLorentz Ave., just west of Rt. 29PeoriaILOn April 24, 2000, three Ironworkers lost their lives while working on the renovation of the McClugage Bridge.
Italian HallItalian Hall Memorial Park, 7th StreetCalumetMIThe site where in 1913 at a Christmas Eve party for the children of striking miners, a person yelled fire. The false fire alarm triggered a panic. The doors only swung inward causing a press of human bodies. 73 people died, over half were children.
Italian-American Stonecutters MonumentDente Park, corner of North Main Street and Maple AvenueBarreVTItalian immigrants came to Barre in the late 1890s and early 1900s to work as stonecutters. The monument is dedicated to Carlo Abate, founder of the Barre Evening Drawing School where working people could learn the arts of vocational memorial design.
Jefferson County JailCorner of N. George & E. Liberty Streets; Downtown Charles Town Historic DistrictCharles TownWVMiners who fought for recognition of the UMWA at the Battle of Blair Mountain were incarcerated here before their trial in the Jefferson County Courthouse in April, 1922. Most miners were acquitted of charges, and those convicted were paroled in 1925.
Johnstown Corporation PlaqueJohnstown Corporation property on Central AvenueJohnstownPAMemorializes 3 workers at Johnstown Corporation who lost their lives on Dec 13, 1989 while at work. Hot metal escaped from a mold and the 3 men died instantly from breathing superheated air.
Jones, Mary Harris “Mother” and Miners’ MonumentUnion Miners’ CemeteryMount OliveILGranite spire marks the grave of Mother Jones (1830-1930), fiery champion of organized labor. Buried in 1930’s only union-owned cemetery next to “her boys”–4 miners killed in a skirmish between striking workers & mine guards at the Virden Mine in 1898.
Jones, Mary Harris “Mother”, Prison Siteon WV 61PrattWVDuring the Paint Creek-Cabin Creek strike of 1912-1913, troopers arrested Mother Jones and illegally held her in this house for 85 days. She was still able to get messages concerning conditions of miners to a US Senate investigation committee.
Jones, Mary Harris “Mother,” Historical MarkerPowder Mill & Riggs RoadsAdelphi, Prince Georges CountyMDMarks the place of Mother Jones’ death at the Burgess Farm on November 30, 1930. Jones spent the last 2 years of her life being cared for by Lillie May Burgess. Mother Jones celebrated her 100th birthday at the farm on May 1, 1930.
Jones, Walter, Memorial BirminghamALJones spent his life working in the coal mines and the union. He was an officer of the union until 1917, then was brought to the district office of the UMWA and later was an international organizer until 1922 when the UMWA was forced out of Alabama.
Kansas City Labor History Tour Kansas CityMOThe tour covers the 19th to the 20th century beginning with Alderman Jim Pendergast and the West Bottoms. Includes a monument to Terence V. Powderly. Marks locations of IWW free speech fights and Ford sit-down strikes.
Kehoe, Jack, Hibernian House GirardvillePANestled in Pennsylvania’s anthracite region, Jack “Blackjack” Kehoe owned this tavern; the state sentenced him to death in 1878 as a leader of the Molly Maguires.
Kelby, Alexander, Grave MarkerOak Grove Cemetery, Cottage StreetPawtucketRIOn June 27, 1842, Kentish guards fired on unarmed supporters of T.W. Dorr killing Alexander Kelby. Dorr led Irish laborers and reformers in holding an independent, nondiscriminatory political election, which created a separate state government.
Labor Hall of FameFrances Perkins Building; Dept. of Labor: 200 Constitution Ave. NWWashingtonDCThe Labor Hall of Fame honors those Americans whose distinctive contributions to the field of labor have enhanced the quality of life of millions. Included are leaders: Samuel Gompers, John L. Lewis, A. Philip Randolph, Eugene V. Debs, and Mother Jones.
Lattimer Massacre Memorial & Historical MarkerLattimer mines, village entrance (fork of “Front” & “Back” Sts.)HazeltonPAImmigrant workers remember the site where Polish, Lithuanian and Slovak miners were gunned down by the Lattimer Sheriff deputies on Sept. 10, 1897. The miners were marching peacefully and without weapons for collective bargaining and civil liberty.
Lewis, John L., Home614 Oronoco St.AlexandriaVAJohn L. Lewis, president of the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) and the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO), lived here from 1937-1969 and was the last resident owner of the historic home.
Lewis, John Llewellyn, GravesiteOak Ridge Cemetery; 1441 Monument Ave.SpringfieldILJohn L. Lewis (1880-1969) was President of the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) from 1920 to 1960. He and his union played the leading role in forming the CIO and in organizing the United Auto Workers and the United Steel Workers of America.
Liberty Hill Monument5th St. & Harbor Blvd.San PedroCAThe Marine Transport Workers Industrial Union 510 of the IWW rallied at Liberty Hill in 1923 to protest low wages, bad conditions and imprisonment of union activists. Author Upton Sinclair was arrested while attempting to read from the Bill of Rights.
Little, Frank, GravesiteMountainview Cemetery; Harrison Ave.ButteMTMarks the grave of Frank Little, who after organizing a strike of metal miners against the Anaconda Company on Aug. 1, 1917, was dragged by six masked men from his Butte hotel room and hung at the Milwaukee Railroad trestle.
Lopizzo, Anna, Grave Marker LawrenceMAAnna Lopizzo was killed at age 34 during the Bread and Roses Strike of 1912 in Lawrence, MA. More than 30,000 laborers were on strike for 63 days against American Woolen Co. after management cut wages.
Ludlow Massacre Monumentlocated between Walsenburg and Trinidad, 0.75 mile west of I-25LudlowCOPays tribute to the 19 men, women and children killed in their tent colony on April 20, 1914. The National Guard set fire to the colony and shot those who fled.
Lundeberg, Harry, Memorial450 Harrison St., outside entrance to the Sailors Union of the Pacific HallSan FranciscoCAHarry Lundeberg (1901-1957) was president of the Seafarers International Union (1938-1957), head of the Sailors Union of the Pacific, and chartered the Brotherhood of Marine Engineers in 1949. He established the first pension and welfare plans for seamen.
Madison County Worker’s MemorialGordon F. Moore Community ParkAltonILThe winged memorials are made from Barre granite. The statue is a life-size man carrying his hard hat and lunch pail. The memorial has a listing of workers who died on the job in Madison County.
Make-Up ManNew York
Typographical Union, CWA Local 14156; 352 Seventh Ave., Suite 601
New YorkNYA statue symbolizing the newspaper printing craft, the
bronze was commissioned by the “New York Post.” Two compositors posed for the
sculptor, Max Kalish. New York’s Typographical Union #6 secured the statue as a
result of contract negotiations.
Marine Firemen Bas-ReliefMarine Firemen’s Union Hall; 240 2nd Ave.San FranciscoCABas-relief depicts marine firemen at work in the hull of a ship.
Mather Mine Disaster MonumentJefferson CemeteryMatherPA197 men died in a mine explosion in 1928. Four bodies were never found.
McGuire, Peter, MemorialArlington CemeteryPennsaukenNJThe United Brotherhood of Carpenters & Joiners of America dedicated this memorial to their founder, Peter McGuire, in 1962. McGuire was also the first secretary of the AFL.
McIntyre Mine Disaster Monument McIntyrePAOn June 30, 1941 an explosion at the Kent No. 2 mine killed seven men. The explosion was caused by dust in the mine. This caused the area to become more aware of safety in the mines.
“The Meaning of Social Security” MuralVoice of America; Wilbur J. Cohen Building; 330 Independence Ave. SWWashingtonDCBen Shahn’s murals show the hardships of life before the establishment of Social Security, and its benefits–work, the family, and prosperity. Workers in various occupations are shown re-building America through public works projects.
Mechanics MonumentFirst & Market Sts.San FranciscoCAThe statue was erected for the workers at Union Iron Works, the first foundry built in California.
Memphis Strike of 1968 MonumentLocal 1733 AFSCME Headquarters; Martin Luther King Jr. Labor CenterMemphisTNThis stone recognizes the AFSCME Memphis city workers who were on strike in 1968 when Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. came to their aid.
Merchant Seamen PlaqueEmbarcadero; at the foot of Folsom St.San FranciscoCAMerchant seamen have been responsible for merchant shipping and transportation of resources during US wars. These dangerous, yet critically important duties were most notably significant during World War II.
Michigan Labor Legacy LandmarkHart Plaza; Jefferson Ave., west of Woodward St.DetroitMIA gift to Detroit from the labor movement, “Transcending” depicts labor history, workers’ occupations and labor’s vision for the future on a grand scale. The 63-foot steel arch is surrounded by bronze reliefs detailing labor’s contributions.
Michigan Lumberman’s MemorialAu Sable River Park16 miles NW of Tawas CityMILocated in a small park on Michigan’s lower peninsula, overlooking the Au Sable River, this statue perpetuates the memory of the early Michigan lumber workers who were all over the Michigan countryside.
Miley, J. Frank, Gravesite MorgantownWVJ. Frank Miley was former president of District 31. He died in Sept. 1939. He was a forerunner of the rights of miners during the 1930s. He believed firmly in the rights to organize and bargain collectively.
Miners’ Moundpublic parkNegauneeMIRemembers Frank G. Matthews, Sr. who maintained a museum concerned with the iron miners of the area in his own home. This collection became the basis for the Michigan Iron Industry Museum.
Miner’s Union HallB St.Virginia CityNVBuilt in 1876, the building named the “Miners Union Library” replaced the original Union Hall (constructed 1870).The Virginia City Miners’ Union, founded in 1867, “fought for recognition, safety, family welfare, and a living wage [of] $4.00 per day.”
Miners’ Union Hall, WFM Local #32110 N. 4th St.VictorCOTo secure the 8-hour-day and unionize the gold fields, the Western Federation of Miners (WFM) led a strike in the Cripple Creek area from 1903-04. Gov. James H. Peabody worked with corporate mining interests, using the state militia to crush the union.
Mitchell, John, MonumentCourthouse Sq. on Adams Ave., between Linden and Spruce Sts.ScrantonPAHonors John Mitchell, UMWA President, who led Pennsylvania anthracite miners in an industry-wide strike for higher wages and better working conditions.
Mullaney, Kate, House350 8th St.TroyNYKate Mullaney, founder of the first female labor union in the U.S., the Collar Laundry Union, lived in this house from 1869-1875. As assistant secretary of the National Labor Union, Mullaney was the first female appointee to a national labor office.
Mullaney, Kate, MemorialSt. Peter’s Cemetery; NY Rt. 40 (Oakwood Avenue,) northeast of TroyTroyNYIn Feb. 1864, Irish immigrant Kate Mullaney organized approximately 300 women into the first female labor union in the U.S., the Collar Laundry Union. In 1868, Mullaney became the first woman to hold a leadership position in the National Labor Union.
Murphy, John, MemorialFairmount Cemetery; 430 S. Quebec St.DenverCOMurphy (1882-1908), one of the first labor attorneys, successfully fought in the courts for the 8-hour day. Nicknamed “Eight Hour Murphy.” His last fight was getting William D. Haywood acquitted from trumped up charges. Murphy died March 3, 1908.
Murray, Philip, BridgeChartiers CreekCanonsburgPASpanning the creek near Curry Field, where steelworkers rallied in 1931, this bridge memorializes Philip Murray, founding member and past president of the United Steelworkers of America (USWA).
Museum in the ParkOld RowMt. SavageMDThe boyhood home of Cardinal Edward Mooney is one of the many “company houses” built by the mining company.
National Association of Letter Carriers Centennial MonumentPlankinton Triangle; 808 N. Plankinton Ave.MilwaukeeWICommemorates the nearby site where 60 carriers met in a room above the Schaefer’s Saloon on Aug. 30, 1889, to organize the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC).
National Farmer’s MemorialAgricultural Hall of Fame & National CenterBonner SpringsKSHonors the profession of American farmers.
National Law Enforcement Officers MemorialE St., between 4th & 5th Sts. NWWashingtonDCThe Memorial honors all of America’s federal, state and local law enforcement officers who have been killed in the line of duty, dating back to the first known death in 1794.
Nevada Law Enforcement Officers Memorial401 S. Carson; park in front of the CapitolCarson CityNVMonument features plaques, inscribed poetry, and a list of Nevada law enforcement officers who lost their lives on the job.
New Century Guild Building1307 Locust St.PhiladelphiaPAThe New Century Guild was founded in 1882 and was formed explicitly from the outset to address specific needs of “self-supporting women.” This was a bold step at the time when Americans believed that no self-respecting woman would work for pay.
Nixon, E.D., Home647 Clinton Ave.MontgomeryALE.D. Nixon was a porter for the Pullman Company and served as president of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters’ Union several times. As NAACP Montgomery Chapter president, Nixon recruited M.L. King Jr. to assist in the Bus Boycott of 1955-56.
Old Fireman’s Hall DetroitMIIn an upstairs office on May 8,1863, the constitution of the Brotherhood of the Footboard was ratified by engineers. Later became the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers.
Old Labor Hall46 Granite St.BarreVTErected in 1900 by Italian immigrant stonecutters, the hall served as a place for socialist and labor meetings, and continued to be a social club until 1936. The basement served as a grocery cooperative from 1901-1926.
Pettibone, George, MonumentFairmount Cemetery; 430 S. Quebec St.DenverCOPettibone was blacklisted by the mining industry, so he opened a catering shop for the Western Federation of Miners. He was labeled a “troublemaker” and was framed and jailed by Pinkerton detectives. He was acquitted in 1908.
Pipeline Workers Monumentfront entrance of Alyeska Pipeline Service Company; Dayville Rd.ValdezAKOn June 20, 1977, oil began traveling through the trans-Alaska pipeline. 70,000 people worked on the pipeline, history’s largest privately-financed construction project.
Players ClubGramercy ParkNew YorkNYMansion was once owned by actor Edwin Booth who left his home to the Players Club – used as group meeting place for theatrical people (club members). In 1913, library was used to form the Actors’ Equity Association.
Poultry Worker’s Memorial PasadenaTXHonors workers in a poultry factory that were killed in an explosion in 1989.
Powderly, Terence V., GravesiteRock Creek Church CemeteryWashingtonDCPowderly, the national leader of the Knights of Labor from 1878-1893, led the organization from secrecy to national prominence. By mid-1886 the KOL numbered about one million, including women and racial minorities.
Powderly, Terence, Home503 Rock Creek Church Rd. NWWashingtonDCAfter relinquishing leadership of the Knights of Labor, Terence Powderly moved to Washington, D.C., in 1897 when he was appointed U.S. Commissioner General of Immigration. He built the home to host his many friends and Mother Jones was a frequent visitor.
Prospect V-III Mining MemorialFrostburg State CollegeFrostburgMDCoal was first discovered in the U.S. in nearby Georges Creek Basin during an 1872 survey conducted by George Washington. Since the birth of the U.S. coal industry, miners have experienced risk and hardship, unionization battles, and work-related disease.
“The Prospector” StatueThe Alaska Pioneers Home; Lincoln & Katlian Sts.SitkaAKThe discovery and mining of gold in Alaska and the pioneering of new territory could offer substantial wealth and fame for prospectors. The Alaska Pioneers Home, started in 1913, was constructed for elderly gold prospectors.
Quinn, Richard F., Monument PhiladelphiaPAHonors Richard F. Quinn who was a letter carrier and charter member of the National Association of Letter Carriers in 1889.
Railroad Strike of 1877 State Historical MarkerLiberty Avenue & 26th St.PittsburghPARailroad and industrial workers revolted against the concentration of wealth and economic disruption resulting from technological change. In a prolonged and bloody confrontation with thousands of citizens, the Philadelphia militia killed at least 26.
Railroad Workers’ MonumentMiller ParkBloomingtonILCommemorates thousands of railroad shop workers who contributed to building communities in central Illinois. The railroad shops first opened in Bloomington in 1854 and produced railroad cars.
Randolph, A. Philip, MemorialUnion Station, departing/outgoing trainsWashingtonDCHonors the labor leader and civil rights leader A. Philip Randolph, leader of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters.
Randolph, A. Philip, MemorialNew Back Bay Station waiting roomBostonMAThe bronze statue represents A. Philip Randolph (1889-1979), labor leader, civil rights leader, founder and first president of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters.
Reuther MemorialUAW Black Lake Labor Education CenterOnawayMIIn 1946, Walter Reuther was elected president of the United Auto Workers and in 1952, the head of the CIO. In 1955, he became vice president of the merged AFL-CIO. Reuther supported both civil rights and social welfare legislation during his labor career.
Rincon Annex Post Office MuralsRincon Post Office Annex; 101 Spear St., at Mission St.San FranciscoCAThe WPA commissioned these indoor murals depicting the history of San Francisco, including panels of labor prisoner Tom Mooney, Harry Bridges during the 1934 General Strike, and Chinese labor building the railroads.
Rock Island Worker’s MemorialparkRock IslandILCommemorates workers who have lost their lives on the job. The park where the memorial was placed is the site of the old AFL Labor Temple.
Rosie the Riveter MemorialCorner of Regatta & Marina Bay Pkwy., in the Marina Bay ParkRichmondCAMarks the accomplishments and remembers the hardships of the women known as “Rosies,” who worked in the Kaiser Shipyards during WWII. 747 warships were produced at Shipyard No. 2.
Sacco and Vanzetti MemorialBoston Public Library; 700 Boylston St., Copley Sq.BostonMAOn Aug. 23, 1927, immigrant Italian anarchists Sacco and Vanzetti were accused of murder and executed after a trial widely viewed as unfair. The case became an international cause and sparked demonstrations and strikes throughout the world.
Sellers, Capt. Isaiah, Grave MarkerBellefontaine Cemetery; 4947 West FlorissantSt. LouisMOCaptain Isaiah Sellers (c. 1802-1864) logged over one million miles at the wheel of a steamboat, and introduced the signal for passing whistle that was made into law by Congress, and is still in use by riverboats.
Sellins, Fannie and Starzeleski, Joseph, MonumentUnion CemeteryArnoldPAMarks the gravesites of Fannie Sellins and Joseph Starzeleski, who were murdered by company guards on a picket line in Brackenridge, PA, on Aug. 26, 1919. Sellins was a United Mine Workers organizer and Starzeleski was a miner.
Sellins, Fannie, Historical Markerentrance to Union CemeteryArnoldPAPittsburgh unionists located this marker near the grave of Fannie Sellins. The United Mine Workers of America organizer was murdered on Aug. 26, by Coal & Iron police, while picketing during the nationwide steel strike of 1919.
SentinelWashington ParkCentraliaWACommemorates the deaths of four American Legionnaires during the Centralia Armistice Day Riot of 1919. They were killed when they attempted to enter a IWW union hall. The “official version” says they were killed for no reason during the parade.
Service Employees International Union Bas-Relief1313 L St. NWWashingtonDCInscribed, “In Unity, Strength,” the relief depicts labor’s progress, from the days of early factory workers to today’s SEIU membership.
SkygateEmbarcadero; Pier 39San FranciscoCAHonors the longshoreman/poet/philosopher, Eric Hoffer, who died in 1983.
“The Social History of the State of Missouri” MuralHouse of Representatives Lounge, State Capitol Building; W. Main St.Jefferson CityMOBenton portrays carpenters, blacksmiths, farmers, miners, meat processors, and industrial workers. The mural’s condemnation of Missouri’s slave past as well as its celebration of the common worker and farmer caused a political uproar.
Southern Illinois Coal Miners Memorialcity parkMarissaILDedicated to the coal miners of southern Illinois. Celebrates the 100th Anniversary of the United Mine Workers of America.
Speculator Mine MonumentMountain View Cemetery; Harrison Ave.ButteMTHonors the 164 to 190 workers killed on June 8, 1917 at Speculator Mine. These non-unionized workers were “roasted to death” 2400′ underground. Three days later, unionizing efforts were undertaken by 10,000-20,000 Butte miners.
St. John, Vincent, Memorial OaklandCAHonors Vincent St. John, a great labor organizer who died poor and was buried in an unmarked grave. “The Saint” was a founder of both the Western Federation of Miners and the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW).
Strasser, Adolph, GravesiteForest Home Cemetery (Waldheim); Desplaines Ave.Forest ParkILMarks the grave of Adolph Strasser who was the head of the Cigar Makers Union and one of the founders of the AFL in 1886. Strasser died on Jan. 1, 1939.
Sturdivant, John, BustFrances Perkins Building; Dept. of Labor: 200 Constitution Ave. NWWashingtonDCJohn Sturdivant was the president of the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) from 1988 until his death in 1997. He is credited with revitalizing AFGE as a key players in federal personnel issues.
“Sun” Boys’ MemorialLoudon Park Cemetery; 3801 Frederick Ave.BaltimoreMDOn July 4, 1924, five newspaper boys from the “Baltimore Sun” died when the steamer they were on, the Three Rivers, caught fire. Because they were band members, the memorial reads, “They have all moved a little closer to the Master of all music.”
Sylvis, William H., Historical MarkerIndiana University of Pennsylvania campusIndianaPALabor history advocates placed a marker to William Sylvis on the present campus of Indiana University of Pennsylvania. It notes his birthplace in Indiana County, Pa. Sylvis founded the Molders’ Union in 1859 and the National Labor Union in 1868.
Sylvis, William, MonumentFernwood Cemetery; 6501 Baltimore Ave.LansdownePAMarks the grave of William Sylvis who was a founder of the Molders Union, and became president in 1863. Also founded the International Journal, was devoted to the idea of International Unions. He advocated women and African-American memberships in unions.
Talbot, Tom, StatueGrant ParkAtlantaGATom Talbot was the founder and first president of the International Association of Machinists.
Thompson, J.C., Home & Historical Marker633 West Hanover StreetMarshallMIIn April 1863, a meeting here formed the Brotherhood of the Footboard (renamed Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers in 1864). J.C. Thompson was one of the founders.
TOTH Mining MemorialSmelter Hill, South Dakota State University School of MinesRapid CitySDThe 1874 confirmation of gold in the Black Hills marked the beginning of the Gold Rush. Ignoring an 1868 treaty, prospectors flocked to the area. Mining came to represent both wealth for whites, and cultural destruction for Native Americans. .
Triangle Fire Ladder PlaqueLadder Company 20New YorkNYDedicated to the firemen of Company 20 that responded to the Fire at Triangle Shirtwaist Company on March 25, 1911. 146 workers were killed in the fire.
Triangle Fire Plaque (cemetery)Workmen’s Circle section of Mt. Zion CemeteryNew YorkNYCommemorates the 146 workers (mostly female) that died when their factory caught on fire. Most died because the fire doors were locked. There was no fire alarm system, no sprinklers, an inoperative fire hose & the only fire escape didn’t reach the ground.
Triangle Fire Plaque (factory site)Washington Pl. & Green St.New YorkNYGarment workers mark the site, near Washington Square, of the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire of March 25, 1911 where 146 mostly female workers lost their lives. The fire spurred safety movements by unions.
Tribute to Nevada Miners Statue401 S. Carson St.Carson CityNVIn recognition of, and in tribute to the miners who worked in the Nevada mine industry from the mid-1800s on.
UAW West Side Local 174 WPA Mural29841 Van Born Rd.RomulusMIDepicting the history of labor and the United Auto Workers (UAW), the mural shows the “Battle of the Overpass” and the sit-down strike. The artist, Walter Speck, was the head of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) in Detroit.
United Mine Workers of America International Headquarters, 1937-99900 15th St. NWWashingtonDCUnder the leadership of John L. Lewis, the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) moved their headquarters to Washington, D.C., in 1937. The union sold the building in 1999.
Waite, Governor Davis H., MonumentRed Butte CemeteryAspenCODuring the Cripple Creek strike of 1893-94, Gov. Waite took the unprecedented action of calling out state militia to protect striking workers. The Governor also helped to negotiate a peaceful settlement to the strike.
Washington National Cathedral’s Labor WindowsMassachusetts & Wisconsin Ave. NWWashingtonDCThe three stained glass windows honor the contributions of America’s labor unions by featuring individual union seals. Each window is dedicated to the work of the labor leaders Samuel Gompers, Philip Murray, and William Green.
West Virginia Workers’ MemorialWest Virginia AFL-CIO; 501 Leon Sullivan WayCharlestonWVMonument erected in the honor of workers everywhere who have lost their lives to the workplace.
White, John P., GravesiteGlendale CemeteryDes MoinesIAJohn P. White was the 7th international president of the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) from 1911-1917. Renowned for his achievement of winning the 8-hour day in the anthracite region, he was a key figure in lifting wages and working standards.
Wilberg Coal Mine Disaster Memorialoff UT State Hwy. 29OrangevilleUTHonors the victims (both men and women) of the Wilberg Coal Mine Disaster of Dec.19, 1984 – called the worst coal mine fire disaster in Utah history. 26 men and one woman were killed.
Worker StatueMarket St.LowellMAModeled after Hugh Commiskey, who, with 30 other men, walked from Charlestown to Lowell in the mid 1850’s to begin the work of building and repairing the city’s canals.
Workers Memorial TowerHeritage ParkReadingPAThe memorial tower was a part of the bridge that carried workers across tracks and yards of the Reading Railroad. It was known as the “Swinging Bridge.”
Workers WalkwayMiller Park Stadium; 1 Brewers WayMilwaukeeWIOn July 14, 1999, Iron Workers Local 8 members, Jeffrey Wischer, William DeGrave and Jerome Starr were killed in a crane accident while working on Miller Park Stadium. Approximately 6,000 people spent more than 200 million hours building Miller Park.