Today in Labor History – July 2nd


The U.S. government obtained an injunction against striking Pullman workers – 1894

NYC Teachers Union resigned from the NEA to protest a proposed ban on Communist teachers – 1950

President Johnson signs Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, forbidding employers and unions from discriminating on the basis of race, color, gender, nationality, or religion – 1964

The Labor Dept. reports that U.S. employers cut 467,000 jobs over the prior month, driving the nation’s unemployment rate up to a 26-year high of 9.5 percent – 2009

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