Today in Labor History – September 21st

Militia sent to Leadville, Colo., to break miners’ strike – 1896

mother-jonesMother Jones leads a march of miners’ children through the streets of Charleston, W. Va. – 1912

National Football League Players Association members begin what is to become a 57-day strike, their first regular-season walkout ever – 1982

Members of five unions at the Frontier Hotel-Casino in Las Vegas begin what was to become the longest successful hotel strike in U.S. history. All 550 workers honored the picket line for the entirety of the 6-year, 4-month, 10-day fight against management’s insistence on cutting wages and eliminating pensions – 1991

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