35th Annual Conference Set for May 21

The 35th Annual Convention and Conference of the Wisconsin Labor History Society will be held Saturday, May 21, at UAW Local 72 Hall in Kenosha. The conference topic will focus on immigration and its impact on labor unions and workers. Look for details to be announced soon. For information, contact Ken Germanson, conference chair, at

130th Anniversary of Bay View Tragedy

The 130th Anniversary commemoration of the Bay View Tragedy will be held at 3 p.m., Sunday, May 1, 2016, at the State Historical Marker Site, located at the intersection of S. Superior St. and E. Russell Ave. in Milwaukee.

William Jones, prominent author and historian of labor and civil rights causes, will be featured speaker. A re-enactment of the May 5, 1886 event will be staged by the Milwaukee Public Theatre and the Milwaukee Puppet and Mask Theatre.

The event that has become an annual event over the last 30 years typically attracts 300 to 400 persons. It is free and open to the public. For background on the historical event, click here.