Pennsylvania Labor History Society

Creating Community Connection: History as a Foundation for the Future

A Bibliography of Labor History in Pennsylvania

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The March of the Mill Children of 1903

Interactive Historical Marker Map of PA
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The Point of Pittsburgh

30 Years Under the Beam
Thirty Years Under the Beam

The inside story on Bethlehem by Frank A. Behum Sr. The only book in print today that details what it was like working at the Bethlehem Plant of Bethlehem Steel. With a forward by PLHS V.P. George Pinkey

L-R: Nick Molnar, Dennis Pearson, Rick Bloomingdale (Pres, PA FL-CIO), Howard Scott,(rear) Charles Lumpkin (PLHS Pres), Ken Wolensky, Rosemary Trump(past PLHS Pres), and Zachary Hause. 


"Our history has been lost, stolen and strayed from the truth by many, and it is up to us to preserve it," proclaimed union officer John Brennan, one of the founding leaders of the Pennsylvania Labor History Society in 1974.

To speak historical truth to today's power structures, the Pennsylvania Labor History Society organizes an annual conference to honor labor heroes, significant strikes, mining disasters, massacres of workers, and path-breaking labor events by dedicating a Pennsylvania State Historical and Museum Commission Marker to tell the story of that individual or event. The Conference also recognizes current labor leaders by awarding a Mother Jones Award, William Sylvis Organizing Award, and a John Brennan Labor Education Award to recognize their dedication and efforts to make a better life for workers.

A PLHS Journal is published annually.The Journal reports on the activities of the Society and endeavors to inspire readers that in order "to promote the general welfare, happiness, and the common good," one must join with their co-workers and ORGANIZE!

Rosemary Trump, Past-President-PLHS,

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