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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Today in Labor History

October 31  -- SOURCE: Union Communications Services, Inc.
George Henry Evans publishes the first issue of the Working Man’s Advocate, “edited by a Mechanic” for the “useful and industrious classes” in New York City. He focused on the inequities between the “portion of society living in luxury and idleness” and those “groaning under the oppressions and miseries imposed on them.” - 1829

Tennessee sends in leased convict laborers to break a coal miners strike in Anderson County. The miners revolted, burned the stockades, and sent the captured convicts by train back to Knoxville - 1891

After 14 years of labor by 400 stone masons, the Mt. Rushmore sculpture is completed in Keystone, South Dakota - 1941

The Upholsterers International Union merges into the United Steelworkers - 1949

Int'l Alliance of Bill Posters, Billers & Distributors of the United States & Canada surrenders its AFL-CIO charter and is disbanded -1971

Today in #LaborHistory: Oct 31 -via- unionist.com

Tennessee sends in leased convict laborers to break a coal miners strike in Anderson County. The miners revolted, burned the stockades, and sent the captured convicts by train back to Knoxville - 1891

"If a mule died while working in the coal mines, a new mule had to be purchased. If a convict miner died, the state would furnish a new convict to replace the convict who died at no cost to the mine owner or the state." - from
http://www.coalcreekaml.com/Legacy.htm
...

"The Knoxville Iron Company stockade was also seized that day, and several company buildings were destroyed in the process. All told 300 prisoners were released by the miners." - from
http://www.economicpopulist.org/content/tennessee-convict-war

"Fifteen year-old Lent Harris and his family are being evicted from the company house they have occupied for years. Determined to take a stand and resist the eviction order, the family finds itself facing three men with shotguns who underline their final warning by shooting the family's prize rooster." - from
http://www.fno.org/coalcreek/cover.html
Today in #LaborHistory: Oct 31 -via- unionist.com

Tennessee sends in leased convict laborers to break a coal miners strike in Anderson County. The miners revolted, burned the stockades, and sent the captured convicts by train back to Knoxville - 1891

"If a mule died while working in the coal mines, a new mule had to be purchased. If a convict miner died, the state would furnish a new convict to replace the convict who died at no cost to the mine owner or the state." - from http://www.coalcreekaml.com/Legacy.htm

"The Knoxville Iron Company stockade was also seized that day, and several company buildings were destroyed in the process. All told 300 prisoners were released by the miners." - from http://www.economicpopulist.org/content/tennessee-convict-war

"Fifteen year-old Lent Harris and his family are being evicted from the company house they have occupied for years. Determined to take a stand and resist the eviction order, the family finds itself facing three men with shotguns who underline their final warning by shooting the family's prize rooster." - from http://www.fno.org/coalcreek/cover.html

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Relief crews from Alabama who were specifically called to New Jersey found themselves diverted to Long Island, NY after they arrived because they use non-union labor.

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/11/02/New-Jersey-Turns-Away-Nonunion-Relief-Crews

Edward Padgett said...

Another false rumor debunked. Crew turned away from Sandy cleanup was union; left site because it wasn't needed.

Read here:
http://blog.al.com/breaking/2012/11/huntsville_utilities_denies_cl.html#incart_river_default

Anonymous said...

Here's more Ed.
http://dailycaller.com/2012/11/02/ala-utility-florida-crewman-blame-electrical-union-for-interfering-with-hurricane-sandy-relief-video/

Anonymous said...

Here's more:

http://www.waff.com/story/19981857/some-nonunion-ala-crews-turned-away-from-sandy-recovery