Today in Labor History – April 21st

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New York Gov. Nelson Rockefeller signs Taylor Law, permitting union organization and bargaining by public employees, but outlawing the right to strike – 1967

Some 12,500 Goodyear Tire workers strike nine plants in what was to become a three week walkout over job security, wage and benefit issues – 1997

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  1. April 21: Anaconda Road Massacre: Company guards shoot down 17 unarmed striking miners in the back as they attempt to run away in Butte Montana. The IWW and the Metal Mine Workers Industrial Union called for a strike in the mines around Butte. They struck to secure higher wages, end rustling cards, and win an eight hour day. The Company blamed the IWW for the violence and federal troops arrived the next day to impose marshal law and end the strike. Miners were forced back to the mines at gun point. -1920

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