On this site, January 25, 1890, delegates from the National Progressive Union and the Knights of Labor District Trades Assembly 135 met in convention at old City Hall and founded the United Mine Workers of America. The merger ended years of feuding and divisiveness among miners, and the UMWA began a campaign to bring better wages, safe working conditins, and the eight-hour day to the coal fields of America. The UMWA's national headquarters was at High and Chestnut streets until 1898.
|Series||This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series|
|Placed By||The Ohio Historical Society|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, December 31st, 2014 at 5:01pm PST -08:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 329237 N 4425240|
|Decimal Degrees||39.96008333, -82.99926667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 57.605', W 82° 59.956'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 57' 36.3" N, 82° 59' 57.36" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||614, 513|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling East|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 29 E State St, Columbus OH 43215, US|
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