Western Central Labor Union establishes Union Record in Seattle on December 20, 1899.

  • By HistoryLink Staff
  • Posted 4/11/2002
  • HistoryLink.org Essay 3744
On December 20, 1899, the Western Central Labor Union (predecessor to the King County Labor Council) approves a proposal to publish a labor paper in Seattle. The Union Record first appears in 1900 as a private venture under the editorship of Gordon Rice, who had edited the short-lived Labor Gazette in 1894.

Harry B. Ault (1883-1961) edited the paper for most of its existence. The weekly Union Record became a daily paper on April 24, 1918, and ceased publication after 28 years in 1928.


Sources: Mary Joan O'Connell, "The Seattle Union Record, 1918-1928: A Pioneer Labor Daily," MA thesis, University of Washington 1964.

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