Friday, June 06, 2014

Today in Labor History

The U.S. Employment Service was created - 1933
A general strike by some 12,000 autoworkers and others in Lansing, Mich., shuts down the city for a month in what was to2014.06.02history-lansing-gen-strikebecome known as the city’s “Labor Holiday.” The strike was precipitated by the arrest of nine workers, including the wife of the auto workers local union president: The arrest left three children in the couple’s home unattended - 1937
U.S. President Harry S. Truman and American Federation of Musicians President James Petrillo perform a piano duet at the union’s convention in Asbury Park, N.J. - 1948
Labor Party founding convention opens in Cleveland, Ohio - 1996

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