Labor History

This Week in Labor History: 10/22 - 10/28

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This Week in Labor History: 10/22 - 10/28

"Pretty Boy" Floyd is killed by FBI agents. Postal workers Joseph Curseen and Thomas Morris die after inhaling anthrax. 40-hour work week goes into effect under FLSA. First formal training of miners by Dr. Matthew J. Shields. Erie Canal opens. NYC subway opens. Union organizer and anarchist Luisa Capetillo is born.

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This Week in Labor History: 10/15 - 10/21

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This Week in Labor History: 10/15 - 10/21

Woodrow Wilson signs the Clayton Antitrust Act. Abolitionist John Brown leads attack on the Harper's Ferry ammunition depot. The London Beer Flood! "Salt of the Earth" strike begins. New York City agrees to pay women school teachers equal to men. Eugene V. Debs dies. Wisconsin dairy farmers strike during the Great Depression.

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This Week in Labor History: 10/8 - 10/14

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This Week in Labor History: 10/8 - 10/14

Great Chicago Fire.  Smith Barney reaches a tentative sexual harassment settlement with a group of female employees.  Pixley, Calif., cotton field strike: four strikers are killed and six wounded.  Miners’ National Association is formed.  National Basketball Association cancels regular season games.  

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This Week in Labor History: 10/1 - 10/7

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This Week in Labor History: 10/1 - 10/7

L.A. Times building dynamited. Starbucks Workers Union organized by the Wobblies. United Auto Workers call for a company-wide strike against Ford Motor Co. Baseball umpires strike for recognition of their newly-formed Major League Umpires Association, win after one day. Joe Hill born.

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This Week in Labor History: 9/24 - 9/30

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This Week in Labor History: 9/24 - 9/30

American photographer Lewis Hine born. The Old 97 derails. Int’l Ladies' Garment Workers Union begins strike against Triangle Shirtwaist Co. Cesar Chavez, with Dolores Huerta, co-founds the National Farm Workers Association.

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