Today in Labor History – April 4th

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Unemployed riot in New York City’s Union Square – 1914

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., is assassinated in Memphis, where he has been supporting a sanitation workers’ strike.  In the wake of this tragedy, riots break out in many cities, including Washington, DC – 1968

 Some 1,700 United Mine Workers members in Virginia and West Virginia beat back concessions demanded by Pittston Coal Co. – 1989

 

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