The Irish American Heritage Museum hosts Kate Mullaney, Local Labor Hero on September 13 at 7:00 PM via Zoom.
Paul F. Cole, Executive Director of the Kate Mullany House, will discuss the life and times of Kate Mullany, as this young Irish girl rose through the ranks of organized labor. She led a successful six-day strike in 1864 with over 300 other women to increase wages and improve working conditions. It is both a local and national story, beginning with her establishment of the all-women Collar Laundry Union in Troy, to her election as second vice-president of the National Labor Union. This lecture is part of our Collars, Canals, and Conflagration Series, funded in part by Greenway Heritage Conservancy HRV, Inc.