THROWBACK THURSDAY: First Labor Organization Established


shoemakers union

The first labor organization Colonial America was authorized on this day in 1648 when the shoemakers of Boston are permitted to “assemble and meete together in Boston, at such time and times as they shall appoynt, who being so assembled, they, or the greatest number of them, shall have powre to chuse a master and two wardens, with fowre or six associates, a clarke, a sealer, a searcher and a beadle.”