Today in Labor History – July 11th

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Striking coal miners in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho dynamite barracks housing Pinkerton management thugs – 1892

A nine-year strike, the longest in the history of the United Auto Workers, began at the Ohio Crankshaft Division of Park-Ohio Industries Inc. in Cuyahoga Heights, Ohio.  Despite scabs, arrests and firings, UAW Local 91 members hung tough and in 1992 won a fair contract – 1983

 

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