Today in Labor History – June 14th


In West Virginia, which was under martial law due to ongoing violence between miners and thugs hired by the mining companies, state police and vigilantes raided the Lick Creek tent colony. 47 strikers were arrested. Within a few months, much of Southwester West Virginia would be engaged in the largest civil uprising in U.S. history, as 10,000-15,000 coal miners battled cops and scabs – 1921

The first commercial computer, UNIVAC I, is installed at the U.S. Census Bureau – 1951


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