Saturday, September 21, 2013

Today in Labor History

Militia sent to Leadville, Colo., to break miners’ strike - 1896

Mother Jones leads a march of miners' children through the streets of Charleston, W. Va. - 1912

National Football League Players Association members begin what is to become a 57-day strike, their first regular-season walkout ever - 1982

Members of five unions at the Frontier Hotel-Casino in Las Vegas begin what was to become the longest successful hotel strike in U.S. history. All 550 workers honored the picket line for the entirety of the 6-year, 4-month, 10-day fight against management’s insistence on cutting wages and eliminating pensions - 1991

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