Today in Labor History – May 12th


Anthracite coal miners went on strike in Pennsylvania – 1902

The “Three Day’s Battle” began along both shores of the Tug River, in West Virginia, with sniping by labor strikers at state police, deputies and coal company officials – 1921

The Massachusetts Supreme Court upheld the death sentences of Sacco & Vanzetti, denying their motion for a new trial. – 1926

Laundry & Dry Cleaning International Union granted a charter by the AFL-CIO – 1958

International Organization of Masters, Mates & Pilots merges with Longshoremens’ Association – 1971


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