Today in History
30 August 2009
August 30, 1834 - Union delegates from New York, Boston, Philadelphia and other East Coast cities met in convention to form the National Trades Union. The NTU united craft unions to oppose "the most unequal and unjustifiable distribution of the wealth of society in the hands of a few individuals." Active for only a few years, the NTU nonetheless helped spawn the organization of more than 60 new unions.