Historical records matching P. J. McGuire, Co- Founder, United Brotherhood of Carpenters
About P. J. McGuire, Co- Founder, United Brotherhood of Carpenters
Peter J. McGuire (July 6, 1852 - February 18, 1906) was an American labor leader of the nineteenth century, the founder of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America and one of the leading figures in the first three decades of the American Federation of Labor. He is credited with first proposing the idea of Labor Day as a national holiday in 1882. Father of Labor Day
Peter, the son of Irish immigrant Peter McGuire was born in New York City and died in Camden, New Jersey, from complications of alcoholism. He married Christina (maiden name not yet found) and had one son, Peter Jr. Read links below for his career as a labor organizer.
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