Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Today in Labor History

Some 14,000 Chicago teachers who have gone without pay for several months finally collect about $1,400 each - 1934
President Truman orders the U.S. Army to seize all the nation's railroads to prevent a general strike.  The railroads were not returned to their owners until two years later - 1950
"The cost of liberty is less than the price of repression."
In memory, W.E.B Dubois (Feb. 23, 1868 – Aug. 27, 1963), sociologist, historian, civil rights activist, Pan-Africanist, author and editor. Photo: Du Bois with Mary McLeod Bethune and Horace Mann Bond, undated from U. Mass-Amherst. See more:

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