Today in Labor History – March 13th

Flynn

A four-month UAW strike at General Motors ends with a new contract. The strikers were trying to make up for the lack of wage hikes during World War II – 1946

IWW Labor organizer and recovering anarchist Elizabeth Gurley Flynn was elected chair of the National Committee of the Communist Party, U.S.A. – 1961

Labor Local 260 Houston negotiated its first contract with Pioneer Bus, ending dual pay scales for black and white drivers – 1963

United Farm Workers (UFW) won a contract with the Christian Brothers Winery – 1967

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