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Labor

Brief History of the Trane Company Maintenance and Production Workers Union / Raymond W. Knutson, 1967.

UW – La Crosse Seminar Paper

La Crosse Labor History by Terry L. Hicks

A work in progress, this online history chronicles the beginning of organized labor history in La Crosse from 1863.

We Walk: A History of the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 519 by Terry L. Hicks

The history of Local 519 covering the time period May 1909-May 1994 which includes history of the union from the street car to bus.

Wisconsin Labor Advocate

Wisconsin Labor Advocate: Newspaper published in La Crosse in 1886-1887. La Crosse was a hotbed of Labor political party activity in the 1880s and the “Labor Advocate” was one of at least four La Crosse area Labor-related newspapers from that time. What makes the “Labor Advocate” unique was its editor and owner: George Edwin Taylor. Taylor was an African-American, born in Arkansas in 1857. As a black business owner, he was an anomaly in La Crosse in the 1880s. Taylor got his start in publishing working at other La Crosse newspapers. He also became increasingly interested in politics as reflected in his editorship of the “Wisconsin Labor Advocate.” The last existing edition of the paper dates from August 6, 1887 and George Edwin Taylor left La Crosse soon afterwards. He maintained a life-long interest in politics and by 1904 had become involved an all African-American political party called the National Liberty Party. Taylor accepted the nomination of that party in 1904 as its candidate for the office of the U.S. President. In doing so, Taylor was the first candidate of a national African-American party for the U.S. presidency.

Working-class culture and unionization in North La Crosse, Wisconsin / Barbara Jane Lindner, 1983

This study examines unionizing attempts at the La Crosse Rubber Mills Company between 1915 and 1935.


Welcome to La Crosse History Unbound. Learn more about La Crosse County, history through these digitized collections from La Crosse Public Library and Murphy Library, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.