Today in Labor History – December 20th

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Delegates to the AFL convention in Salt Lake City endorse a constitutional amendment to give women the right to vote – 1899.

The first group of 15 Filipino plantation workers recruited by the Hawaiian Sugar Planters Association arrive in Hawaii. By 1932 more than 100,000 Filipinos will be working in the fields – 1906

The Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) takes effect today – 1970

Thousands of workers began what was to be a two-day strike of the New York City transit system over retirement, pension and wage issues. The strike violated the state’s Taylor Law; TWU Local 100 President Roger Toussaint was jailed for ten days and the union was fined $2.5 million Р2005

 

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