Labor History

This Week in Labor History: 9/10 - 9/16

This Week in Labor History:  9/10 - 9/16

More than 3,000 people died when suicide highjackers crashed planes into the World Trade Center towers, the Pentagon and a Pennsylvania field. New York City’s Union Square, the site of the first Labor Day in 1882, is officially named a national historic landmark. President Kennedy signs off on a $900 million public-works bill for projects in economically depressed areas. Richard Trumka is elected president of the AFL-CIO at the federation’s convention in Pittsburgh.

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This Week in Labor History: 9/3 - 9/9

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This Week in Labor History: 9/3 - 9/9

African-American cotton pickers organize and strike in Lee County, Texas, against miserably low wages and other injustices. 600 Teamster-represented workers walk out at the Diamond Walnut processing plant. Between 20-30K marchers participate in New York's first Labor Day parade.

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This Week in Labor History: 8/27 - 9/2

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This Week in Labor History: 8/27 - 9/2

MLK delivered his "I have a dream" speech in D.C. and is endorsed by many affiliate unions. The National Association of Letter Carriers unanimously agrees on a new resolution. Between 1880 and 2003 we also witness historic victories for dancers, flight attendants, miners, and craft workers.

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