Today in Labor History – January 4th

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Angered by increasing farm foreclosures, members of Iowa’s Farmers Holiday Association threaten to lynch banking representatives and law officials who institute foreclosure proceedings for the duration of the Great Depression – 1933

8,000 NYC social workers strike, demand better conditions for welfare recipients – 1965

Legendary Transport Workers Union leader Mike Quill, other TWU leaders are jailed for violating anti-strike court injunction in 4-day-old New York City transit walkout involving 35,000 members. A settlement was reached Jan. 13 – 1966

United Paperworkers International Union merges with Oil, Chemical & Atomic Workers International Union to form Paper, Allied-Industrial, Chemical & Energy Workers International Union, itself later to merge with the Steelworkers – 1999

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