After 14 years of construction and the deaths of 27 workers, the Brooklyn Bridge over New York’s East River opens. Newspapers call it “the eighth wonder of the world” - 1883
2,300 members of the United Rubber Workers, on strike for 10 months
against five Bridgestone-Firestone plants, agree to return to work
without a contract. They had been fighting demands for 12-hour shifts
and wage increases tied to productivity gains - 1995
SOURCE: Union Communications Services, Inc.