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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Today in Labor History

July 18

The Brotherhood of Telegraphers begins an unsuccessful three-week strike against the Western Union Telegraph Co. - 1883

35,000 Chicago stockyard workers strike - 1919

Hospital workers win 113-day union recognition strike in Charleston, S.C. - 1969


SOURCE: Union Communications Services, Inc.


The Brotherhood of Telegraphers begins an unsuccessful three-week strike against the Western Union Telegraph Co. - 1883

"A local newspaper agreed with the strikers: "[T]he 'woman question' is one that will longest engage the public attention. Equal pay for equal service is a just principle." - from http://homefront.homestead.com/jaygouldandtelegraphoperators.html

A neat page from the St Paul, MN 'Daily Globe', Jul 20 1883 - -> http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83025287/1883-07-20/ed-1/seq-1/

 
SOURCE: The Unionist

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