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Marker Details

Title, side A
William Green, Labor Leader
Title, side B
The Columbus Streetcar Strike, 1910
Address
NE of the intersection of W Broad Street and Marconi Blvd, along the Scioto River
Columbus, 43209
Location
In a small park area immediately W of the Federal building'
Latitude
39.9637100
Longitude
-83.0059940
Subjects
Columbus, Labor, Strikes

Picture Details

Title
William Green
Caption
A native of Coshocton County, William Green (1870-1932) began his working life as a coal miner at age 16 and rose rapidly in the leadership of the United Mine Workers of America. Twice elected to the Ohio Senate, Green served as president pro tempore during his second term. He was instrumental in enacting Ohio's first worker's compensation law in 1912, at a time when progressive-era ideals conflicted with an impersonal industrial system where workers enjoyed few rights and little security. Green, one of the outstanding American trade union leaders of the twentieth century, served as president of the American Federation of Labor from 1924 until his death in 1952 (AL07684).