Ironworkers Union

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Ironworkers

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Iron workers standing near cooling iron pigs that were cast in sand molds.

Iron workers standing near cooling iron pigs that were cast in sand molds.

In 1836 Irish workers on the Illinois & Michigan Canal took squatter's rights to tracts of land. The canal's completion and the railroad's arrival in 1857 spurred further settling. Within 5 years after the Chicago Fire, 11 factories opened in iron and steel along with 27 brickyards. The result was the creation of the working-class community that exists today. In 1905 the Central Manufacturing District was the first  one planned in the US. By 1915, some 200 firms were using the District.

The working-class tradition of McKinley Park began "around 1836 when Irish workers on the Illinois & Michigan Canal took squatter's rights to small tracts of.

Shorpy Historical Photo Archive :: Iroquois Iron: 1901

Casting Pig Iron: "The labor of a human being is not a commodity or article of commerce. You can't weigh the soul of a man with a bar of pig iron.

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Ironworkers of New York City.

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Statue of an Iron Worker in Chicago Museum of Natural History

Statue of an Iron Worker in Chicago Museum of Natural History

Families watch the Labour Day procession, Sydney, circa 1926. Sam Hood collection, State Library of New South Wales: http://www.acmssearch.sl.nsw.gov.au/search/itemDetailPaged.cgi?itemID=6382. Digital order no. hood_03739.

Families watch the Labour Day procession, Sydney, circa 1926. Sam Hood collection, State Library of New South Wales: http://www.acmssearch.sl.nsw.gov.au/search/itemDetailPaged.cgi?itemID=6382. Digital order no. hood_03739.

Workers demand a 44-hour working week. Labour Day march, Sydney, circa 1926. Sam Hood collection, State Library of New South Wales: http://www.acmssearch.sl.nsw.gov.au/search/itemDetailPaged.cgi?itemID=6384. Digital order no.: hood_03741

Workers demand a 44-hour working week. Labour Day march, Sydney, circa 1926. Sam Hood collection, State Library of New South Wales: http://www.acmssearch.sl.nsw.gov.au/search/itemDetailPaged.cgi?itemID=6384. Digital order no.: hood_03741

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