Saturday, October 12, 2013

Today in Labor History

Company guards kill at least eight miners who are attempting to stop scabs, Virden, Ill. Six guards are also killed, and 30 persons wounded - 1898

Fourteen miners killed, 22 wounded by scab herders at Pana, Ill. - 1902

Some 2,000 workers demanding union recognition close down dress manufacturing, Los Angeles - 1933

More than one million Canadian workers demonstrate against wage controls - 1976

October 11

The Miners’ National Association is formed in Youngstown, Ohio, with the goal of uniting all miners, regardless of skill or ethnic background - 1873

Nearly 1,500 plantation workers strike Olaa Sugar, on Hawaii’s Big Island - 1948

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