The WALS (Wheeling Academy of Law and Science) Foundation and Ohio County Public Library are teaming up to present the Reuther-Pollack Labor History Symposium III, this with the theme “Women in Labor History.” The event will be held on August 31 at the First State Capitol building (1413 Eoff Street) in Wheeling, West Virginia from 10 AM to 5 PM. Located approximately an hour from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the city of Wheeling will be celebrating Labor Heritage Week and offers the symposium to all who are interested in the history of labor and its effects. Price of admission is $30 and includes lunch!

Speakers at the event will include Jennifer Rempel, an artist from Pittsburgh, and Dr. Anne Marie Lofaso, who attended law school at the University of Pennsylvania. One discussion, led by Mary Cronk Farrell, will focus on the contributions of Fannie Sellins to the Labor Movement. Sellins was a union organizer for the United Mine Workers of America who was shot and killed by deputies in Pittsburgh in 1919.

Questions can be directed to, and for those in the area the night before the symposium, there will be a free concert by Elaine Purkey beginning at 7 pm on August 30!