A union for electrical professionals, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, begins in St. Louis, according to the Labor History in 2:00 podcast. It provided a community and safety net for people serving in an often dangerous profession. This 1937 photo taken in Washington, D.C., shows members of the A.F. of L. and C.I.O. unions beginning a series of peace conferences.

Photo credit: Harris & Ewing, photographer. (1937) A.F. of L. and C.I.O. start peace conferences. Washington, D.C., Oct. 25. Labor leaders named by the CIO and A.F. of L. to attempt to find a basis for peace between the two warring factions of organized labor are sown here at the opening of the Peace Parley at the Willard Hotel here today. Seated, left to right: Sidney Hillman, Amalgamated Clothing Workers, CIO; George M. Harrison, Brotherhood of Railway Clerks, AFL.; Phillip Murray, United Mine Workers, CIO; David Dubinsky, International Ladies Garment Workers, CIO. Standing, left to right: Abram Flaxer, CIO; Joseph Curran, National Maritime Union, CIO; Harvey Fremming, Oil Workers Union, CIO; Michael J. Quill, Transport Workers Union, CIO; Matthew Woll, Photo Engravers Union, AFL; G.M. Dugnizaet, International Electrical Workers, AF of L; Homer Martin, U.A.W., CIO; James Garey, CIO; S.H. Dalrymple, United Rubber Workers, CIO. 10/25/37. Washington D.C. Washington D.C. District of Columbia United States, 1937. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2016872477/.