THE PENNSYLVANIA LABOR HISTORY SOCIETY
“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,