In England, a compassionate parliament declares that children can't be
required to work more than 12 hours a day. And they must have an hours'
instruction in the Christian Religion every Sunday and not be required
to sleep more than two in a bed - 1802
10 miners accused of being militant "Molly Maguires" are hanged in
Pennsylvania. A private corporation initiated the investigation of the
10 through a private detective agency. A private police force arrested
them, and private attorneys for the coal companies prosecuted them.
"The state provided only the courtroom & the gallows," a judge said
many years later - 1877
The U.S. Supreme Court upholds the right of unions to publish
statements urging members to vote for a specific congressional
candidate, ruling that such advocacy is not a violation of the Federal
Corrupt Practices Act - 1948
100,000 unionists and other supporters march in solidarity with
striking Detroit News and Detroit Free Press newspaper workers - 1997
SOURCE: Union Communications Services, Inc.