Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Today in Labor History

British soldiers, quartered in the homes of colonists, took the jobs of working people when jobs were scarce. On this date, grievances of rope makers against the soldiers led to a fight. Soldiers shot down Crispus Attucks, a black colonist, then others, in what became known as the Boston Massacre. Attucks is considered the first casualty in the American Revolution - 1770
United Shoe Workers of America merge with Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union - 1979

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