Today in Labor History – April 19th

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In Grand Rapids, Michigan, the nation’s “Furniture City,” more than 6,000 immigrant workers—Germans, Dutch, Lithuanians and Poles—put down their tools and struck 59 factories for four months in what was to become known as the Great Furniture Strike – 1919

An American domestic terrorist’s bomb destroys the Oklahoma City federal building, killing 168 people, 99 of whom were government employees – 1995

 

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