October 08 -- Union Communications Services, Inc.
Thirty of the city's 185 firefighters are injured battling the Great Chicago Fire, which burned for three days - 1871
Structural Building Trades Alliance organizes in Indianapolis with goal of eliminating jurisdictional strikes that were seriously disrupting the industry and shoring up the power of international unions over local building trades councils. Conflicts between large and small unions doomed the group and it disbanded six years later - 1902
In Poland, the union Solidarity and all other labor organizations are banned by the government - 1982
Upholsterers' Int’l Union of North America merges with United Steelworkers of America - 1985