Today in Labor History:  Eugene V. Debs, U.S.  labor leader and socialist, dies i…n Elmhurst, Ill. Among his radical ideas: an  eight-hour workday, pensions, workman’s compensation, sick leave and  social security. He ran for president from a jail cell in 1920 and got a  million votes - 1926 

Today in Labor History: Eugene V. Debs, U.S. labor leader and socialist, dies in Elmhurst, Ill. Among his radical ideas: an eight-hour workday, pensions, workman’s compensation, sick leave and social security. He ran for president from a jail cell in 1920 and got a million votes - 1926 

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