Today in Labor History – March 29th


Ohio makes it illegal for children under 18 and women to work more than 10 hours a day – 1852

Sam Walton, founder of the huge and bitterly anti-union Wal-Mart empire, born in Kingfisher, Oklahoma. He once said that his priority was to “Buy American,” but Wal-Mart is now the largest U.S. importer of foreign-made goods—often produced under sweatshop conditions – 1918

Battle of Wall Street,” police charge strikers lying down in front of stock exchange doors, 43 arrested – 1948

National Maritime Union of America merges with National Marine Engineers’ Beneficial Association – 1988

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