Today in Labor History – October 13th

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Teddy Roosevelt threatened to send in federal troops as strikebreakers to crush a coal strike – 1902

In what was either its first and only principled stand or just one of its first of many expressions of economic nationalism, the AFL voted to boycott all German-made products in protest of Nazi antagonism to organized labor within Germany – 1934

More than 1,100 office workers strike Columbia University in New York City. The mostly female and minority workers win union recognition and pay increases – 1985

Hundreds of San Jose “Mercury News” newspaper carriers end 4-day walkout with victory – 2000

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