Monday, August 24, 2015

Today in Labor History

2015.08.24 history gatling.gunAugust 24

The Gatling Gun Co.—manufacturers of an early machine gun—writes to B&O Railroad Co. President John W. Garrett during a strike, urging their product be purchased to deal with the "recent riotous disturbances around the country." Says the company: "Four or five men only are required to operate (a gun), and one Gatling ... can clear a street or block and keep it clear" - 1877

United Farm Workers Union begins lettuce strike - 1970

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