Today in Labor History – October 21st

today labor history october 21

Anthracite miners, who had been on strike for nine months, finally won recognition of their affiliation with the United Mine Workers union and a contract with mine bosses. – 1902

Wisconsin dairy farmers began their third strike of the year in an attempt to raise the price of milk paid to producers during the Great Depression. Several creameries were bombed before the strike ended a month later. The economy eventually improved, allowing the farmers to make more money. – 1933

The United Auto Workers (UAW) confirmed what many already knew, that its bosses were right wing, nationalist, collaborationist scoundrels, when the union issued a statement supporting LBJ’s policy in Vietnam. – 1967

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