Today in Labor History – January 6th

Younstown Strike 1916

The Toronto Trades and Labour Council endorses the principle of equal pay for equal work between men and women – 1882

A strike was called at the Youngstown Sheet & Tube plant by its 8,000 workers. On January 7, strikers were joined by their wives and other family members on the picket line. Company guards attacked the crowd with tear gas bombs and live fire killing three strikers and wounding 25 others- 1916

West Virginia miners launched a wildcat strike to protest the murder of their union reform leader Joseph “Jock” Yablonski – 1970

 

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