The first labor union in America was the Federal Society of Journeymen Cordwainers (shoemakers), formed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1794.
- When did the first labor strike in the United States take place?
- What was Samuel Gompers’s (1850-1924) occupation before he became a labor leader?
- When did Labor Day become a national holiday in the U.S.?
- What was the first state to secede from the Union?
- What were the first three states admitted to the union after the original 13?