Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Today in Labor History

IWW organizes the 1,700-member crew of the Leviathan, then the world’s largest vessel - 1930

April 9, 1970: Defying a law prohibiting them from striking, public school teachers in Minneapolis walk out over wages and the right to bargain collectively. A year after the strike was settled, the Minnesota legislature passed the Public Employment Labor Relations Act (PERLA), strengthening collective bargaining rights for public employees.

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