Today in Labor History – October 19th


After twenty years of virulent anti-unionism, the J.P. Stevens & Co. finally signs its first-ever contract with theAmalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union.  The collective bargaining agreement covered more than 3,000 workers in ten plants in the Carolinas and Alabama. – 1980

Two track workers are killed in a (San Francisco) Bay Area Rapid Transit train accident.  Federal investigators said the train was run by a BART employee who was being trained as an operator as members of the Amalgamated Transit Union were participating in what was to be a four-day strike – 2013

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